To me that is a real worry.
Onk wrote:...worried about the younger 6 month old pup busting birds or flushing birds my dog is pointing. Is this a real worry...
Hunt them individually. You will get more progress out of that and it will be more enjoyable for YOU. You have probably 10+ years to hunt them together
, these are some very impressionable times, take it slow and use it as teaching moments. Your 11 month old is really only a pup as well and that is a LOT of pressure for it to stand through when a dog rips a bird out from under it. It will only take 1-3x of that happening before you end up with 2 flushing dogs
, then you are back to ground zero with them both. The Cons outweigh the Pros in my opinion.