We took Hopper's pup
"Bumper" hunting without the
experienced adult dogs so he
could try out his skills without
the other males interfering.
Bumper is 15 months old in this
video. He has been tagging
along with the adult male
hunters since he was just a few
months old. He was obviously
paying attention because his
nose went right to work and his
instinct sent him right out to
retrieve the bird without a
second thought.