OK during a weekend grouse hunt my GSP, Max, immediately picked up the first fallen, but still flapping spruce and I noted he seemed to mouth the bird a bit much. But he surrendered the bird as he should, so I was still just happy he reacted somewhat in-line with his responsibilities.
When I dropped the second spruce Max busted through the brush and picked it up as well. All was good. But as I stepped forward signaling for him to come he bolted away from me. After getting a little distance he began tearing the bird apart. Naturally, I attempted to gain control, but hes just a hair quicker and a tad more agile than I am. Regardless of how loudly I scolded him for his temporary insanity he continued his meal safely 20 yards away out of reach. He ate the whole thing everything but one wing. It crossed my mind to shoot him on the spot -- maybe just in the rear -- Little frustrating to say the least.
Now I am afraid to take him out again until I know how to correct this.