Got Jack out this weekend when some friends came out to hunt. I was impressed with him at 12 weeks old. He used his nose a lot although is was mostly to find coyote poop. He wasn?t afraid to try to bust weeds and go after it. 3 more weeks of season left so I will get him a few more times. They put a few roosters and quail down so he knows what they are now!
Get that lil pup outside all around the smells, scenes, and noises of the hunt: in bite size chunks; with realistic goals, and lots of praise, will position him well to make the best use of his God given talents as he matures; and you work with teaching him the commands you want him to learn.
A little follow up, Jack grew up, doing great. We have done real well on pheasants and quail this year. Heck of a nose on him, just the usual puppy mistakes. He is one year old now.View attachment 29160