German Shorthaired Pointer Rescue

If you’re concerned or would like to help out with German Shorthaired Pointer rescue, you’d be glad to know that there is an entire network dedicated to the rescue of this dog breed. Volunteers come in to rehabilitate, recondition, train, and place rescued dogs in order to give them another shot at being part of a family. Those who can’t come in to help with their time but would still like to contribute to this worthy cause can provide monetary donations or take part in the network’s fund-raising activities. In as much as a lot of people are helping to make the network thrive, there are never too many people who can participate in rescuing German Shorthaired Pointers.

Apart from being a place of care, rehabilitation, and hope, the German Shorthaired Pointer rescue network is also a good place to start when you are interested in getting a German Shorthaired Pointer because the network is replete with all sorts of information you will need about caring for this dog breed. You have general health care tips to keep in mind and breed standards you can brush up on so you’ll know a good German Shorthaired Pointer when you see one. But more than just providing you with all the information you’ll ever need, the rescue network is also one of the first places you will learn to love not only German Shorthaired Pointers but dogs or animals in general.

To get in touch with the German Shorthaired Pointer rescue network, you can go online. You can also track what the network is doing by joining their Facebook page. If you want to help fuss-free, you can just click on the donate button on the rescue network’s site so you can be directed to the donations page. Major credit cards are accepted so that should make it all the more convenient to make a donation.

The German Shorthaired Pointer rescue network is made up of a number of organizations working together towards caring for German Shorthaired Pointers. For starters, the network is affiliated with the German Shorthaired Pointer Club of America. You can check with the network if there are affiliated organizations in the area you can help out in or you can check with local animal shelters. If you can’t find an affiliated organization near you, do not fret. You can always donate to help further the cause or you can choose to help other rescue networks if there are affiliated organizations in your area. Surely the German Shorthaired Pointers won’t mind if you helped their other animal friends.    

Pointer Training – Help & Advice

The Pointer, or English Pointer to be more precise, is a great companion for anyone who lives an active life. Known as a true sporting dog, Pointers are not to be confined by the four corners of your home, and instead, should roam free as they are both energetic and athletic. That being said, are you having trouble when it comes to Pointer training?

Pointers are happiest when they are running; that is why they are mostly rowdy, add the fact that they have ADD, finding different sights, sounds, and scents easily distracting them. And as such as they are, they do make great companions but because of their personality a lot of pet owners and their family find Pointer training challenging.

Though it may take a lot of time and a lot of effort to train your Pointer it is possible and highly necessary to train them even with the basic obedience. Since Pointers love to chase whatever it is that catches their attention, it is imperative to at least have them trained to know sit and stay.

Pointer Training

Before even undergoing obedience training, there are some things to consider first. When it comes to Pointer training, an increase in the level of activity is required. Making them run may not be enough; give them tiring exercises so as to expend all of their energy and wear them out. If you do leave them with a hint of energy, it will just be diverted into annoying or even destructive behavior, specifically barking, biting, chewing, and etc.

So allow them to run wild in a fenced area where they can still be free and safe.

The next thing to consider in Pointer training is to do it in a quiet place. Since Pointers do have ADD, the slightest distraction can send them off chasing something aimlessly. Remember though, that when training them, it is best to keep it brief; do not train them for extended periods of time as they will grow bored of it.

Also, when training your Pointer, make sure you are not in a rush, so be patient; do not do it when you are feeling emotionally unbalanced, meaning when you are upset, frustrated, depressed, or when you are sick.

For the obedience training, it is best to start with sit.To do this, when you see that your Pointer is about to actually sit down, give him the command to sit, then give him positive reinforcement by praising him and giving him treats. With enough repetitions, they will soon make that mental association.

For stay, try saying it in affirm yet commanding tone. If he does stay in place even for just a few seconds, praise and reward them, again, repetition is the key for them to make the mental association.

When it comes to the command come, begin by giving them a treat whenever he comes to you this will make the whole experience for them pleasant. Have them sit first, call their name followed by the command come. When they do come to you, praise and reward them with a treat again.

Lastly, for them to heel, put them on a leash, with a treat on the other hand far enough for them not to notice it. Call him and then say heel, when you get his attention, walk a few steps forwards. If he moves immediately to your heel, praise and reward him.

Pointer training may be tricky at times, and certainly tiring, but practice makes perfect. Remember these tips and your Pointer will soon be obedient.