Hard to beat the excitement of getting a new pup, another Boykin?
My first and only Boykin (the avi is not him but looks very similar)
I've never trained a retriever, so it's all new to me. I'm nervous how he will do, but I think he'll be fine. Super fast learner, so once he gets the hang of it, it's all good.
I plan on hunting some small timber holes at first with him. That way, the birds are right in his face and most retrieves will be in close. Might even shed a tear if/when my little brown buddy picks up his first bird