I like that definition. Agree that most basic training/ob methods work just fine. There are many out there.
You need a foundation in your dawg regardless of your purpose.
Also agree that the term has been corrupted and connotes a possible non desirable dog among the folks in the retriever game world, and some of that has boiled over to the average Joe looking for a hunting companion. A Schism of sorts, not quite sure why: though, admittedly there is a generally a higher standard and level of training in the retriever games. But, the training isn't always in real life hunting scenarios.
I am a meat dog guy, and I am proud of my dogs. They take blinds out to the edge of a rice field, but more importantly they know how to "hunt dead"; that is, use their nose in the thickest and nastiest of cover. My experience tells me the single most important thing you can instill, is to let-em hunt if your purpose is to eat Mallard poppers on the bbq. And, the more time in the field, the more savy they will get.
And for my meat dogs, there will be no rocks (another possible condescending depiction).
Good luck with your pup!