Yeah the noise thing wasn't all Cosmo. Abe pups had a tendency to be vocal ( Webshire's Honest Abe) . My guy was out of him and my Criquet, barked in the crate, got on him, whined a little through the Derby, got on him. Started to run the all-age with him, multiple mark started to yodel, howl, you name it. Did all the standard correct things, no bird if he makes noise, staked him out in a hlding blind, , bark collars worn with regular collar. Once shot 20 flyers during the week
Got them for 4 bucks a piece. He was quiet for the weekend Jammed a Amateur. Ran the following weekend Lance Brown judged, had to release so many birds on the private property where the trial was held. Lance released a flying poison bird to run with a blind, they flew all over. He started to bird chirp on the honor a little. Ok not bad ran at Manitowoc , he was so loud he scared a puppy 100 yards away. Picked him up no bird. Gunned with Mike Lardy at a amateur, picked Mike's brain on the noise issue. Gave me some thoughts said finally, I would sell him for a lot if money Earl. Was offered a lot of money, National caliber dog, turned it down. Noise got worse, I can fix it. Ran him again, Dennis Voight and Vickie Worthington judged him. Bragged a little about what I was offered. After he went nuts on the line, Vickie said he was worth about 28 cents now. Pros wouldn't take him. He was a marking machine and a water blind master, of course never did it in training. It went on and on finally retired him after he one whistled a 350 yard multiple entry water blind at the Iron Range trial, Virgina, Mn. In a big open, then went nuts in the water quad and double handled him. What a heartbreaker. He was my buddy and hunting partner after that. Now tell ne about noise issues.
The more he was corrected for noise the more unruly he became on the line. Push in one area, comes out in another.
Should have jumped on it when he was nine months old.