So I have a question for all you bird dog trainers out there. I have a 10 month old male French Brittany, he has had quite a bit of exposure to pheasants, working him in fields and has also been on quite a few actual hunts (maybe 20). He seems like he is a natural, lots of bird drive. My question or concern I guess is, at the game farm he does awesome, points 9 out of 10 birds. But in the wild it is a totally different story, I would say he points 2 out of 10 if that, most of the time in the wild the birds jump way out of range, not because the dog is jumping them, but they are heavily pressured, wild jumpers. The dog is obedient, and many times when he lights up and gets birdy you can tell the birds are running like crazy. I will mostly call him back, or get him to whoa, but it seems like I am just pulling him off and the birds will eventually flush out of range. Lately I have been just letting him go hoping he will catch up to them and pin one down, but that is rare, most of the time he basically just flushes them out of range. I don't want him to think he can just run all over hell flushing birds, but I hate to call him back or whoa him just to have the birds flush wild anyways. What is the best way to give him a chance to point the birds without making bad ranging habits? Should I continue to let him go deep, 150 yards or so and hope he figures out how to point wild birds or what? He has been on enough birds that I would have thought he would be a little more stealthy with them instead of just plowing into them with his nose. Thanks for any insight, I think I have got a pretty decent dog, just don't want to steer him in the wrong direction.