A perfect example of training to what you want regardless of conventional wisdom. Anyone else deliberately train their dog to not be steady to shot? If so, why? I've unintentionally done the same thing with my old chessie, Tess, whom I originally trained to be steady because I wanted to run her in AKC hunt tests. Children, career and other life got in the way of that plan, and since I primarily duck hunt alone these days and shoot mostly singles, I have in the past few years allowed her, for better or worse, to lose that steadiness.