In my last post under 'feeling discouraged' I shared my experience taking Pumpkin to a professional bird dog (pointing breeds) trainer. He basically said not to restrain Pumpkin from a chase at her age, because he just wants her to be excited/driven about birds (10m). Well, we have come across 2 momma turkeys w/ poults over the last 2 wks. The 1st time she pointed, I knew she was on a bird, but I had no clue it was a turkey. When I flushed it, after getting tired of watching Pumpkin point for 5+m, I about peed in my pants! It was so close, not what I was expecting, and flapping so big right by my head. Pumpkin kinda lurched back like "wholly cow that's a big bird," and then she gave chase. 3-4 turkey poults were running around in the road They wandered back into tall grass across the street. Since then, P has found the same Turkey (a different one too), always with less babies :'(, a couple of times. Anyway, I restrained her the last time, because I didn't want her to scare up the poults & make them more vulnerable. Is it o.k. to do that in such situations without reducing drive? I know we wont want her pointing on Turkeys in the future.