We will add a little to the story on this so you get a full idea of the what and how. This dog is not completely fixed, but has a good foundation to proceed on the fix. Rob and I discussed several different things when we started this dog after the workout. One was the possibility of letting him finish the fix, and be able to hunt with his father, and if anyway possible, we agreed on attempting to get her back at thanksgiving if any way possible. So my foundation, if he follows what I have explained, should be fine for him an her to hunt together.
The point was figured out easily by the dog. Kept it between the dog and the bird, I used live birds and patience.
She has a ton of desire for the bird, so didnt have to rebuild. Shot blank pistol over her the first day, because of her display of desire. Again, used some patience and a carded pigeon. When she went to mouth the bird, I shot, one time. And put her up. Gave her several sessions with the blank gun, and went to the shotgun.
In dog fixing, timing is everything. So right now, she is good to one shot with the shotgun, while on the chase. I honestly dont feel ready for two, better to be safe than sorry. The dog is now pointing decent, I can get to the front, and most of the time get the bird up, sometimes she will wanna help after I go by. That doesnt bother me, she has other baggage to worry about, the length of point is minor, to gun boogers being major. Dog work is one brick at a time, all the other stuff dont mean a thing, if its boogered up with the gun. Thanks Jonesy