Very early on, my pups are conditioned to a "place board". At first they are fed on one (regularly starting at seven/eight weeks old). During this early puppy phase the word "place" is imprinted. It is not a formal, enforced or corrected process....just a fun, game routine.
I am going to be following Hillmann with my pup and have watched the video a couple times now. I was wondering, do you guys that follow Hillmann teach place during the puppy video phase, or do you wait until a certain time in training? I am wanting to teach place to a stand, or mat, or a field hunting hut.