My wife is currently bringing on a Cocker. She is training him for field trialling in the main.
Would it be possible to "dual purpose" and also train him for tracking (deer) ? If so when would be the right time to introduce this aspect to his ongoing training (he's 15 mnths old) or would this compromise his main purpose (Field trials)?
Like I say, he's not my dog he's the wife's but I would be grateful for any input.