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PostPosted: 10/17/03, 9:04 am    Post subject: constant pointing Reply with quote

I am brand new to owning a GWP. My boy (Bizmark) is 13 weeks old and I am planning on having him professionaly trained to hunt when he gets about six months old. For now I am just letting him be a puppy and am teaching him to retreive a dummy. My question is that strating on Monday, he has been constantly pointing at things without any training, my shoue, chairs, crickets that get in the house, you name it. Is this a good sign that he has drive or a bad one that he just points at things he shouldn't.

Thanks for the advice. He is a great dog and I am so happy with my choice.
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PostPosted: 10/19/03, 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't worry about it. Wirehairs display varying degrees of pointing instinct. It sounds like your pup has a lot. But that could change with age. Just let a pup be a pup. I think it is easier to train a pup with a lot of pointing instinct than a pup without very much. They will learn in the field what to point and what to ignore by your reaction and you ignoring them when they are pointing nongame.
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PostPosted: 10/19/03, 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't worry about it. Wirehairs display varying degrees of pointing instinct. It sounds like your pup has a lot. But that could change with age. Just let a pup be a pup. I think it is easier to train a pup with a lot of pointing instinct than a pup without very much. They will learn in the field what to point and what to ignore by your reaction and you ignoring them when they are pointing nongame and telling them to move on.
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