Gerry, I have a pup right now as well. I lost my girl Ruby a couple of years ago. I also do some guiding and had a bird count of 1048 birds shot over my two golden's in one fall! My pup is in training to learn some of the finer points and become ready to work if called upon at the game farm. Can I ask where you got your pup at in Minnesota? From whom? I know a lot of golden people around here.