Let the Dog Go Alone
When you knock a bird down, do not rush in with the dog to help find it. Instead, stay back a bit and let the dog do its job alone. Dogs often seem to shut off their noses when the area is all tracked up with human scent.nto a sitting position. Simultaneously, say "sit," and let the pup have the food reward. Repeat this procedure several times. Soon the pup will anticipate your action and sit as soon as you begin to extend your hand.