German Shorthaired Pointer Training Wild Birds
It has almost been 2 months since I adopted Char a 10 month old German Shorthaired Pointer, and her training has really started to come along. This morning we were sitting on the couch when the sound of something inside the fireplace could be heard. At first both Char and myself were a bit startled. Then I opened the fireplace door and a wild bluebird shot out into the air like a live canon.
At this point I grabbed some paper towels to try and catch the bird while I commanded Char into the sit/stay position. At first she didn’t want to listen as there was a wild bird slamming against the windows of our house causing a ton of excitement. Finally, Char stayed in place long enough for me to grab the little bird.
Knowing I had a bird dog I wanted Char to see that “I” the Alpha male in the family was the only one that could really catch birds, even though she has been trying to her hearts content over the past few months. I carefully allowed her to sniff the bird before walking it to the front door where I released the wild bluebird back onto the ranch..
Then about 20 minutes later a familiar sound was heard coming from the fireplace. Char was ready and ran straight to greet the bird. This time the bird managed to fly into the living room taking a few laps before we could once again capture and release into the wild.
I was proud of my little girl for being so content with the bird!! Now I need to save up for a shotgun or find a company that wants to let us do some product testing as hunting season is just around the corner.. It’s time for me to shoot down some birds and teach Char to retrieve.
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