That’s a really funny story but definitely makes a good point about how different birds think from the way we do.

My aplo also seems to have some superstitions regarding hunting from a specific perch. Even if I can’t get any flushes in that area, and get a lot in another. He will leave for that spot. One of our early hunting days we got a lot of sparrow chases from that perch, and he’s been fond of it ever since.

As for an update, switching to clicker training on the glove stopped my aplo from his ground running. So at least that’s been dealt with. Haha. I’m really enjoying seeing how my bird perceives and processes the world around him. He connects dots I never would have considered which challenges me to come up with better ways to present things to him.