Our first test was a land retrieve. There were three birds thrown--one to our left, one directly in front of us, and one to our far right. And we were downright awful. Pritch needed to hunt up the first bird but eventually found it…then decided to pluck it on the spot. I eventually ran out to her and brought her back in. She marked the next two birds well but still wouldn't pick them up--more plucking, a little tossing, and no retrieving.