Bro, his step-son, and I went out to our honey hole Sat and did really well! Seven total, including the young guy's first and second birds ever!
Didn't get anything because I was more focused on calling (I'm the only one who knows how to do it) and working my lab on his first hunt also.
Out of 7 ducks he got 6 almost without help. Including one live retreive and one lost in the timber and found without any aid. The seventh was dropped almost on top of his head so he didn't need to retrieve. I have never been prouder of a mutt in my life. He did all this with nearly NO training on my part (been busier then micheal jackson at a scout jamboree, this summer)
Went out and got a cap gun at wally world, the shot guns made him flinch pritty good, but he still didn't freak out.
Shaping up to be a GREAT season!
Lord......let me be as good a hunter as my dog thinks I am....amen