Woodcock are a blast. They hold forever for a pointing so they are great for Yogi. He once held point for over 20 minutes on one. Wish they tasted better. Wisconsin has great grouse and woodcock hunting.
p.s theres nothing you can do about a dog getting hurt it happens. I've seen nut sacks rubbed raw and bleeding, feet bleeding, eyes hurt, cut chest and bellys. Best you can do is know when they have to be done cause a good hunting dog ain't going to stop hunting no matter what.