I see, it is more of a steadiness issue. In duck/goose hunting, I would have to say that is my biggest peeve. Someone who will not control a breaking dog, is by far the most common problem I see. However, it is not with young dogs that this shows up the most, it comes back to a higher expectation, or lack thereof, from a hunter. (training to a higher level). Thanks for the explanation.
If the dog has good OB and you take the time to uphold that standard I think it would be ok. BUT if you let the dog get away with some things that may create bad habits then you have a problem.
Thank you everyone for your comments this is exactly what i was looking for. When the pup joins me duck hunting i keep him attached to the lead which is attached to my belt. Is is actually very steady to the shot. He has been exposed to everything mentioned above and then some. The only problem i have had is on long swimming retrieves he will kinda forget where the bird is, given its not still flopping. I just throw a rock and he retrieved that bird. Thanks again for your comments.
Good idea, thank you.
Creating bad habbits by hunting early that will take a lifetime for you to work out with the dog. Is it worth it?