Re: 18 months - Too old to unlearn bad habits?
Going from working with dead only, to hunting wild is a big jump for a dog. You missed a lot of steps in between. Some dogs still have to adjust, when going from pen raised to wild, but they have the basic steps down.
Him running like a wild man flushing birds isn't all that bad. At least you know he wants to hunt. He just has to learn how to hunt with you as a team.
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