German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Forum Index German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America
AKC Parent Club for the German Wirehaired Pointer
 
 ForumForum FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
 gwpca bulletin boardGWPCA Home Page   gwpca bulletin boardBulletin Board   gwpca bulletin boardGWPCA Rescue Page 

Just looking for info.

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Forum Index -> Looking for a puppy!
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
N2RYD
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 07 Apr 2007
Posts: 1

PostPosted: 04/08/07, 7:04 am    Post subject: Just looking for info. Reply with quote

Hi all,

I am looking in to getting a GWP. I am curently researching all I can to make the correct desision about the bread.

One question I have is do I need inivisable fence? My 14 yr old weimarner never need it. Also is there any books one can recomend?

Thanks

N2RYD
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cjs180
Junior
Junior


Joined: 16 Jun 2006
Posts: 64
Location: Oshkosh WI

PostPosted: 04/09/07, 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there was a thread somewhere on here about an invisible fence. I have one that I originally bought for my lab and just purchased an extra collar for the GWP. It is good insurance for any breed of dog.

Chris
_________________
VC Heidlwolf Benelli

http://www.perfectpedigrees.com/4genview.php?id=482
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
admin
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 27 Apr 2004
Posts: 33

PostPosted: 04/09/07, 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just picked up this book at my local farm supply store, its actually a pretty decent book.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?ISBN=1593783221&pdf=y
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Leadhead
Junior
Junior


Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 50
Location: Delaware

PostPosted: 04/19/07, 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not knowing where you live be it rural or city, invest in a good five-foot chain link fence. The peace of mine it will give is worth every penny you put into it. It will provide a safe place to train and exercise an unpredictable pup. I know of no electric fence that will stop a GWP that is after a rabbit. Not going through the lost a dog due to roadway accident, a fence is a small price to pay.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jay-Mar's GWP's
Member
Member


Joined: 27 Jan 2006
Posts: 23
Location: Arcadia, CA

PostPosted: 07/24/07, 6:45 pm    Post subject: question about invisible fence and a puppy Reply with quote

hi
are you saying that you have no fence right now at all?
If that is the case, I am not sure I know too many breeders who would sell you a pup without having a safe, secure place for the pup to exercise. I personally would not trust an invisible fence, especially if you live in an area with either a lot of traffic near or even a lot of wildlife. As a dog trainer, I have seen many a high prey dog go right through the fencing system after a coyote or deer and just take the shock and keep going. The other side of that type of fencing is that it does not keep other animals off of your property. A pup would be vulnerable to other dogs, coyotes, etc.
If you are going to use invisible fencing for your property, you should also have a safe secure, fenced in area for the dog as well, especially while he is young. An older dog like your wemi doesn't have the same desire to wander and establish territory as a young dog and a young dog has a lot less impulse control then a mature dog.
It's a great breed of dog to own, if you'd like more info or help, feel free to contact me and I will help you
Nikki
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    German Wirehaired Pointer Club of America Forum Index -> Looking for a puppy! All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group