I'm wishing that I had a more specific water temp. I have nothing to judge on other than dipping my hands...it was noticeably cooler than air-temp.
What I learned about reading her: she was still charging hard on the land retrieves, slowing down a touch in the water. Her drive was up, but it's clear she was telling me something; now I know. Especially after seeing her willing charging in again the next day it's totally clear she had reached her cold point.
Where am I in training? She is very reliable with OB: come, sit, heel...even with decent distractions. Retrieving machine, steady for singles and doubles. I'm working from Chris Akin's Duck Dog Basics.
I just started FF today.
She won't be in the water until things warm up. Between working on FF, yardwork and constantly tightening up her OB there will be plenty of time for things to get really cold around here. Hopefully by spring she'll be ready to hit it all hard!