very good read. That list applies to pointing breeds too.
#1 is so true. I've seen so many owners laying down obedience and steadiness before the pup has enjoyed it's first hunting season. The main thing on having any hunting dog is building the desire for game. That should be everyone's main goal. The rest will follow in time.
Very good read. I am trying my had at training my 8-9 month old pup. The first thing that became apparent, quickly, is that we will go at his pace. No use trying to train something they are not ready for.