I was always leary of taking someone I didn't know if they knew how to hunt with dogs.
I live on my dove field so I hunt a lot during the week...on the weekends during the season I try to have some different folks out, from work or whatever, some never hunted, some are bringing their son(s) on their first hunts. My dog stays on a lead and I make them all put down their guns and look for birds while my dog works (even though Molly would find them without their help!)
We're just sitting there so I don't have to worry if they understand how to work with an upland bird dog. I'm just not getting my dog shot
It's a little off topic, but it's been a really good introduction to dogs for some of these guys....without a newbie ruining a hunt, or a dog getting pelted.