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Hello, my name is Jeremy and I have a male golden retriever that is going on 7 months old. I have had him in the field a bunch of times and he is really good when we get to move around and walk. I set up a blind and just wanted to see how he would do for an hour or so and he is very naughty! I expect that during this stage of his life sassy is going to be normal, but what I am wondering is if I should be expecting him to sit for hours( with a little fetch play every once in a while), or if I need to go back a few steps and continue extending his sit and stay commands. I always am working on those two commands and he does really good in the field and out but when I am sitting for an extended period of time he wants to eat and chew everything in the swamp. Has what I call selective hearing when called... I have a dog hut for him to lay in. Should I start that? So... I guess as a new dog owner that is going to try and teach my dog to hunt with me, what should I be expecting of him at this age?