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Let the dog hunt the bird, You hunt the dog! ???

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What does the quote below mean?

"Let the dog hunt the bird, You hunt the dog! "
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For upland birds to me it means to let the dog do what its meant to do, find the birds. Then you find the dog on point to find the birds.

With the field trials and hunt tests the handler/trainer controls the dog to the mark. I like the dog to have the basics and then let that super nose do what its capable of doing. To see the dog look and search for a downed bird and then see the tail and body posture change when the scent is found. One of the joys of working with a dog.
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