My GSP is 13 months and hasn't been hunting. I don't know people w/other dogs and she hasn't had a bird in her mouth. I want to train her on live birds so I can teach her to hold point on scent. And so she doesn't get scarred if a bird is kicking around in her mouth. Unfortunately the game bird place in my area is closed during the winter. So I can't get any live birds, what should I do to get her hunting, and so I don't accidentally ruin/scare her from hunting.
Also she's amazing at fetching a tennis ball....but won't fetch anything else...she will scour the backyard until she finds a ball or i bring one out. What should I do to get her retrieving other items?