My husband worked with throwing the dead birds til he figured out he could pick them up. He finds and flushes the bird really well. We also hunted one day with about 17 guys and their dogs. He got along well with all the dogs and wanted to play. But when we started hunting he went right into hunting mode and zig-zagged between me and my husband and never ran off. He did really well and learned so much in 6 days.
He found the bird after my husband shot it. He didn’t want to pick it up because it was still alive so after it ran from him, he caught up with it and put his paw on it to hold it there. He is not really trained yet, however, he is definitely a natural. He gets on the scent, is very smart😜🤗