I have to say I agree with Brittanys being a great dog (got one last season). Lucky for me mine doesnt range more than 40-50 yards, I do use an E collar on him but that is more for deer chasing and has broken him of the habbit quite well I keep using it for my piece of mind in case I need the extra control fast! That said I feel that the ranging thing can be solved easy if you get the dog young. I got mine at 7 weeks old and from day one I would take him out and when he started to get to far I would turn and whistle and walk away the opposite direction it was a really easy way to teach him to stay close and to teach him to come to a whistle since at that age they are afraid to get away from you. So far he is great I didnt get to do much last season with him due to getting hurt myself but I am raising pheasants now to work with him more on pointing. He picked up rabbits super quick and helped us bag a bunch of them last season with a friends hawk while he was less than 10 months old. Also learned super fast not to get close on a kill thanks to a very helpful hawk =).