I say yes, if you plan for any competitions. I would get a bark collar on him pretty quick. you may see him think it is a "hot spot" at first, and he may also do it every time you get to a new training ground. But if you plan on having him in competitions the higher ends of the competitions will hit you hard on this. Also, in a duck blind if he's barking everytime you send him he may scare away a bird a too from landing in the pond.