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#5391736 - 10/31/14 10:40 PM pointer coming
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So I read a post on here where a guy had some german short haired pointer pups coming soon. Well I've wanted one for quite a while, so I told my wife we were getting a new dog. So in a few weeks we will get our first pointer. I wanta really spend time w the dog and train it properly. I've never attempted any type of dog training before other than sit with our current dog. The pointer will be used to retrieve dove and ducks. I live where the dog will have plenty of room to run etc. Any help is greatly appreciated on how to train even from the basics. Can u guys recommend any books or websites etc so I can read to get a start on things before puppy gets here?

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#5392155 - 11/01/14 09:22 AM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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Originally Posted By: pervis
The pointer will be used to retrieve dove and ducks.


Why not a retriever?
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#5392481 - 11/01/14 02:10 PM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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No real answer why. I've always just wanted a pointer. Really pretty dogs.

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#5392566 - 11/01/14 04:16 PM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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Dobbs dogs website has tons of information
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#5393502 - 11/02/14 08:54 AM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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OK thanks for the suggestion il Google it. Anyone know of any books?

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#5393532 - 11/02/14 09:15 AM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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My bet is that a shorthair will serve you well. They are smart enough to figure out what you want, and want to please enough to do it for you.

Now if you had said, say, and English Pointer, I'd say you need to rethink your choice in dogs!

I have both...the shorthair gets turned loose every evening while I feed. As soon as I tell him to kennel up, he is back in the pen waiting for me to close the gate. If you think any of my E. pointers would do that, then you are mistaken. Sans e-collar, they are going to run until they run completely down before they are ready to get back into the pen.

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#5400612 - 11/05/14 12:20 PM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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You really should rethink getting a pointer if the dogs work is going to be 100% retrieving. You wouldn't buy a screwdriver to hammer in nails would you?

Look into the retriever and spaniel breeds.

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#5401981 - 11/05/14 10:09 PM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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These are the pups

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#5403707 - 11/06/14 05:31 PM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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A pointer and a GSP are two different breeds

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#5403779 - 11/06/14 06:13 PM Re: pointer coming [Re: blanked]
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Originally Posted By: blanked
A pointer and a GSP are two different breeds


YEP! English Pointer was changed to just pointer by the American Field. Something like that happened to the Brittany Spinel.
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#5403936 - 11/06/14 07:51 PM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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I disagree with those saying to get a retriever. A GSP will serve you well. Start him young and he will be the best retriever you've ever had. Our male is 4 and hes a water monster and a retrieving king. We started him out as soon as he got home at 6 weeks and hes been a very nce all around bird dog. Points, retrieves on land and water and drops on command. Good Luck
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#5404051 - 11/06/14 08:50 PM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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I'd start by calling it a shorthair or bird dog not pointer. When you refer to your dog as a pointer most people assume your talking about an English Pointer. It's like folks that refer to their retrievers as bird dogs.

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#5404225 - 11/06/14 09:51 PM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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Some ideas for retrieving training is Evan Graham's "smartwork for retrievers". You can also look into joining your local HRC or NAVHDA club who will have members that may help you train your dog. Best of luck with your new pup.
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#5405952 - 11/07/14 07:10 PM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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Thanks for the ideas. We should have the pup in the next few weeks. Il post up some pics when we get her. A guy I work w is a member of a springer spaniel club he said he would help me. I'm sure once I get the pup the questions will pour out of me. Thanks for the responses

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#5438042 - 11/22/14 10:50 PM Re: pointer coming [Re: pervis]
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Going to get the pup in the am il post some pics tmrw.

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