_The first day, he was kinda into it. Now, it is as if he has lot interest in them. I got him to chase one for a little while today, but he really doesn't seem very interested. Am I doing something wrong? Is he too young. Should I give him a dead one? He doesn't really seem to be afraid of them, as the chasing today was when the bird was the most active and animated. Do I give him a break for a few days? Any advice would be appreciated.
Several readers gave suggestions, but I wanted to pose the question to Scott Berg, of Berg Bros. Setters. Scott is the breeder of my setter pup, Ozzie, and he and his brother, Ben train some of the nicest pointing dogs around. I bounce a lot of my own training questions off Scott, and since I've always been impressed in particular by how they develop young dogs, I thought Scott may offer some insight into this problem.