So I have this 11 mo. old yellow lab. We took him swimming this weekend in a slow moving creek. Sometimes he would lose site of the ball so I would call him, he would look at me, I would point at the ball and he would look where I pointed and go get the ball. Maybe I'm easily impressed but I thought that was amazing. That plus the fact that he had zero reaction to the fireworks being set off 10' away from him and I think maybe he might make an awesome hunting dog. I'm feeling a bit guilty about that as we were just looking for a basic couch potato house dog. So how do you gauge potential in a hunting dog?