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am i ready for a dog part 2

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Well with all the encouragement i got from you guys i finaly made the decision to get my pup. He is 8 months old, has 25 + field champs on his pedegree and is one damn cute dog! ( ok so i used cute). I will be bringing him home next week, i am now just getting the back yard ready. I am making a kennel, and such. I want to thank everybody who gave me great advice on my other post ( am i ready for a dog). Thank you very much!

funny note: I was talking to my wife about getting the dog, and i was showing her pics and comming up with names.. I chose the name hunter.... the next day as i talked to the breeder i asked the dogs name.. he said JAEGER, which is hunter in german!

Jaeger is a GSP, 8 months old. he has been started on his training. he points real well, kennels on command, and is very alert! when i and the breeder were discusing him, he just kept pointing and pointing at the birds that flew on the ground! so damn cute!

the books the breeder recomended were " best way to train your hunting dog" and suggested i get a pinch collar and such.
now i am going to need help training him correctly!
so any help/advice would be again apreciated.
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butcher boy
I think the pinch collar is a little harsh unless the dog needs it down the road. I am a firm believer in Silent Training Method type of training. Check this video out at then I'd get the Gun Dog book by Richard Wolters and you'll be set.

Watch the video first then apply that teaching method to what Wolters has to say.

It never hurts to go out and spend an hour or so with a professional trainer. He won't instruct your dog he'll instruct you on how your dog learns.

Keep it simple, consistent and always praise, get frustrated but don't get angry.

Good Luck, you'll be cussing our very existence in the next few weeks but in a year you'll like us again.
Copper still has a lot of work by the way.

His brother Cayenne has a LONG way to go and I'm not so sure I have the ability to train him to his potential so I'm looking into Joe (Live2Hunts) trainer or Oscar Christman to train him.

We'll see in January by then I'll know if I can handle Cayenne.

Good Luck Brother, there is no greater joy but no greater frustration than training your own dog.
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