Here is a recent video of one of our young pups. She has not been introduced to an e-collar or any kind of stand or “whoa” command. She has been trained by the birds and she knows she needs me to be successful (getting the bird in her mouth). Get pushy and the reward leaves. Wait (defer to the shooter), ask me to go out front, and I’ll kill the bird and share it with you.
You’ll see some interesting dog thinkin’ here. This pup chases a bird, gives up, comes back and asks for a do-over. We see this a lot in the beginning, when dogs are learning they need us.