Finally got out a couple times last week. First day out was a "lets see if this works" kind of day. I took my pudelpointer with me. He loves to chase and look for squirrels in the yard, so I figured I take him with me. While he didn't tree any squirrels, he did well listening and retrieved the two I shot. He was a bit hesitant at first, but found and brought both of them to me.