I have a new pup out of my kennel that I brought to North Dakota last week. She just turned 5 months old today Dec. 9th! We got into a few roosters in one spot and while her mother was retrieving a down bird my newest girl Randi flushed her first wild pheasant! I was able to shoot that bird and enjoy watching that little pup get her first retrieve on a wild North Dakota rooster! Of course the phone was in the truck so I wasn't able to get a picture, but the memory is etched in my mind. Proud as can be she pranced around with that bird. She ran hard for 3 days and was a part of all the action. That is some of the best training you can get for a young pup. Looking forward to many more retrieves from her but the first one is always the best!