I have a started Chocolate Male who is JH titled. Before I begin to start to train him for his SH test I'm really struggling with where to start. I've done plenty of reading and looked at several programs but just thought I'd get some advice from folks more knowledgable than me.
Also. Just on a whim today while out with my son I took a bumper and walked it out about 50 yards by a tree in a field he had never been to before. Took him back to the line and and lined him up, told him "dead bird" and then gently gave the command of "back" and he burnt a straight line and returned promptly like he'd done the drill a hundred times. Is this normal for a dog that's just has his JH? I guess I was under the assumption that since he had not been trained to sit on the whistle that he hadn't been introduced to blinds or casting.
Admittedly I'm a novice here and often get the feeling Moses is training me more than I'm training him
thanks in advance for any advice.