Not only is planning a hunt based on your doggie bucket list a lot of fun, it's a great way to dream up a hunt for which you otherwise might not have the motivation. Next fall, take your dog on a trip away from your normal hunting grounds. It doesn't have to be expensive or elaborate. Then set a goal, which could be as simple as a point, flush, or retrieve of a specific species or in a specific state or location. The trick is to not get too ambitious.