Anders von Kiefernblick, 5 months old today! We were able to put our training to the test on a bunch of wild birds yesterday. Luckily I got him searching an area with great grouse numbers—enough that he started recognizing their scent and pointing them (seems with all my dogs, grouse are the trickiest for them to figure out). He did bump some and broke on a few. I'm glad he did actually, he figured out that they'd fly on him if he moved in, so he started holding point through the flush. I was super impressed how quickly he learned! Can't beat a wild bird education!
Notes on videos: 1st one he tracks the moving bird well, but then he bumps them. 2nd video he was on point and then breaks and two flush. Last one we got back up to the road and found a bunch and he holds point until I tell the dogs to move, then goes on point after carefully advancing.
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