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#6450456 - 09/13/16 01:31 PM Training a GSP
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Registered: 08/09/16
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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...

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#6450460 - 09/13/16 01:34 PM Re: Training a GSP [Re: Sailor Soane]
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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.
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#6450503 - 09/13/16 01:58 PM Re: Training a GSP [Re: Sailor Soane]
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Registered: 12/05/09
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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
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Registered: 09/22/16
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any good places to go to read about training?

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