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#6450456 - 09/13/16 01:31 PM Training a GSP
Sailor Soane Offline

Registered: 08/09/16
Posts: 172
Loc: Austin, Texas
Does anyone have first-hand experience attempting to train a young rescue GSP? Just wondering how realistic it would be to try...

#6450460 - 09/13/16 01:34 PM Re: Training a GSP [Re: Sailor Soane]
bill oxner Offline
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Registered: 11/03/09
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Loc: Katy-Fulshear
A lot really depends on the pup. First you need to find out how it reacts to gunfire. Next socialize it and see what it does in the field.
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill

#6450503 - 09/13/16 01:58 PM Re: Training a GSP [Re: Sailor Soane]
Eagle 1 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 1580
Loc: Fritch, TX
As a member of the Texas GSP Rescue, I have rescued a bunch of GSP's and several of them have turned out to be great hunting companions. The first obstacle is you (not you specifically), but the owners own mindset. It's a GSP...forget that it's a rescue. Train him/her up as you would any other GSP. No, he/she won't have the high dollar pedigree but a hunter is a hunter. Pictured are GSP's Gus and Taz and Lab Seal...both GSP's are rescues and probably have over a thousand birds under their collars. Taz was rescued at 3 yrs old and is now 14...Gus is 7. The old guys in the picture...well...they're old guys!


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#6472422 - 09/28/16 02:26 PM Re: Training a GSP [Re: Sailor Soane]
fracdaddy Offline

Registered: 09/22/16
Posts: 100
any good places to go to read about training?


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