I have a female black lab that is about a year old and I am having a lot of trouble training her. I want her to be a retriever for upland birds and waterfowl, the problem is, almost every time I call her to me she runs away; even if I have a treat in my hand. She is very shy but very friendly and seems rather intelligent as is the norm with labs, right? I want to be able to at least train her in basic dog behavior like "come" and "sit", but how can I if she won't even come to me? My wife wanted to get her as a pet, which will be fine if she never becomes a hunting dog, but she seems to have a great retrieving instinct and I would love to take her hunting with me. I thought about maybe getting another lab puppy that is not so shy and hopefully some of the attributes will rub off on her. I believe that once I can get her to come to me on comand, I can handle the rest. My mother sent me a book on dog training that said for shy dogs like mine, I would probable need professional help. I am not made of money for something like that and would prefer to do it myself. Any suggestions?