What if you bought a puppy that was promoted as a natural instinctive pointer. What would you expect of the dog to make a hunting dog out of it and what time frame would you concider reasonable to get there?
Don, ya know me, new as a pup's frist point, on all this "bird dog" stuff...but I would think a dpg that was promoted ""natural instinctive pointer"" would show interest and pause at anything with abird scent, well most anything. I would think it would take little training from handler to sharpen up point and such.
As far as time frame.... again not ever haveing trained a dog, Ild say maybe a good 12-18 months to get 'em to prime hunting form.
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...