|One of the advantages of using a Hunter, Pointer, Retriever dog was its natural aptitude and intelligence to be doing things. Training her to retrieve, look for a dropped dummy and also look back to me for assistance in guiding her to finding a dummy or ball helped cement the teamwork.
I found it also helped as it made sense to both of us to learn to use voice, whistle and hand signals. Jumping fences is a great advantage when the falconer has his hands full, but care was still needed with high tight strung barbed wire when the ground sloped at a disadvantage. These could be a dangerous obstacle and not worth risking, meaning I had to resort to lifting a wet mud soaked mutt and drop her safely over.