Pedro wrote:I'll quallify my response, 1st post, not a pro, just an old bird hunter w/ 3 britts...Dog needs confidence and fun. If he came from a home that "didn't have time for him", he needs your time. Needs to have fun, walks, check cord him in cover, in fields, let him experience fun and companionship without any undue preassure. When his ears and tail perk up and his posture is positive, begin with basic commands. Sounds like he has prey drive.
I rescued a 2 year old britt 10 years ago, bench blood not field, he was timid, people shy, he'd been abused. Took a lot of patience, turned into a credible bird dog. He still hunts, knocks birds every now and again, and that's ok w/ me. He doesn't respond well to ANY preasure so however broke he wants to be is what he is. A better trainer could have done more. Good of you to give him a home.