I have a question or two from a non hunter who wants to their pup to learn some hunting basics. I have read Gun Dog by Wolters & How to help Gun Dogs Train Themselves by Bailey. Pumpkin spends a good bit of time in the woods on our property & by/in the creek. She points naturally (not usually at birds), but is also a crazy digger! I have been discouraging it, which Bailey says to do, primarily so she doesn't translate diggin in the woods to being OK to dig in the yard, plants etc. From a hunter's perspective, should all diggin be discouraged as it relates to hunting training? Pumkin will find holes, and I'll turn around, and the only thing you can see is here rear end & tail sticking up out of the ground! 5 seconds is all it takes. I'm waiting 4herto come out with an angry animal attached to her nose! Also, Pumpkin is now 13 wks. Are their any books on how to use/introduce a whistle, how many whistles for certain commands etc.? Would it be better for me to find a trainer who knows something about hunting, rather than just standard obedience? I'm introducing basic commands, but our sit & come is iffy without treats. What age to begin more fromal sessions? Thanks so much!