German Shorthaired Pointer Question

Our German Shorthaired Pointer is great with comands as such but when were out if he starts...


Our German Shorthaired Pointer is great with comands as such but when were out if he starts playing with other dogs and gets a bit to boystress i can never break his attention and get him to come back , any suggestions please?

    In German Shorthaired Pointer - Asked by Anonymous - 1/23/2011 4:40:38 PM
Our german shorthair loved to run when she was young, and we always worried about her getting hit by a car, but they come back sooner, and better if you don't chase them.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/10/2011 5:00:44 PM


It is better to not compete with the dogs contrary desires if at all possible as they quickly learn that they can ignore that command. You can plan ahead and entice your German Shorthaired Pointer with a favorite treat or toy. It is better to calmly walk over to your dog, place the leash on them and walk them away from the distraction. You can then take them back and repeat this process until they learn that not responding denies their wishes and responding rewards them. The second half of this is to make them responding to your commands rewarding and desirable with praise or other reward. Gradual and consistant training with small steps is recommended by a variety of trainers with much more experience then my own. Our GSP's have marked positive shift in their responsiveness after their field training is complete and then agan through added maturity at about two years old.
    Answered by algonquin - 3/14/2011 8:47:53 PM