The Mitter family and I started this nice young pup when he was 12 weeks old, he is now 5.5 months.
Bo has had approximately 30-35 Bobwhite quail, up to date.
When starting a young pup on birds, there are some cardinal rules to follow:
1. Do not have strangers in the field. Only limited people he knows and trust.
2. Absolutely NO verbal content in the field.
3. Goals at this age:
Bird finding capabilities
Full concentration on birds after point.
Style-intensity on point.
Distance between pup and bird.
4. Always remember, there is absolutely no substitute for quality birds at this age.