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Gun Dog Breeders: Puppy Tips to Get New Drahthaar Owners Started

By    |   Saturday, 30 Jan 2016 01:58 PM

Bringing a new pet into your home from the breeder can be tricky at best. You need to learn what makes a young pup tick, and the dog himself must understand the dos and don'ts of your humble abode. This is most certainly the case with Drahthaars, or German wirehaired pointers as they’re also known. Because while these gun dogs make wonderful companions and exceptional hunters, they’re not necessarily the easiest animals to train.

Here are some tips to get new owners of Drahthaars started.

1. Because the Drahthaar is a valuable hunting dog with many innate skills related to the practice, the Deutsch Drahthaar vom Moorehaus website suggested finding a dedicated trainer to properly teach your pet and hone his skills, which include blood tracking, field work, water work and retrieving.

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2. Drahthaar puppies do not make a good pet sibling for cats, as they’re always on the hunt for something to chase or point, according to Drahthaar.com. If you’re already the proud owner of cat, you may want to consider another breed of dog.

3. These dogs also require a family or owner who has a lot of energy, as Drahthaars themselves are boundless in their spirit and vigor, Dog Breed Plus noted. Long, fast-paced walks or jogs are imperative for the happiness and health of the puppy. Start out with a low mileage and slower pace for young puppies and then increase how far you run or walk, as well as the pace, as he gets older and can keep up. Keeping these animals well-worked and tiring them out is important if the owner doesn’t want to return home to find that the puppy has found his own form of exercise in destroying your stuff.

4. Although Drahthaars grow to be just medium-sized dogs, they are still not equipped for apartment living. An apartment or flat simply doesn’t give this dog the room it needs to tire out. A back yard or green space is absolutely necessary for keeping him (and you) happy.

5. Drahthaars are loyal to their owners, but can be reticent with strangers. It’s important for an owner to socialize this puppy as early as possible in an effort to make him more comfortable with others outside of your home.

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