My 16 week old GSP hasn't pointed at anything up until a couple of days ago.
We went to the local lion country supply store and got some pheasant wings. As soon as I broke the seal on the packaging she started going nuts.
We planted some wings in the surrounding tall grass and let her loose. She didn;t point at any of them but she found them. Then I attached one of the wings to the fishing rod. As soon as I laid the wing on the ground she went into full point. She only held point for 10 seconds but it was definately a point. As soon as she broke point I reeled in the wing.
My question is: Is it too young to be teaching her to hold point? I heard stories of breaking a dog too early and it affecting them later.
She seemed to get real frustrated when I wouldn;t let her have the wing.
P.S. since being introduced to the wing she has been pointing at everything. Bunnies, Butterflies, shadows. Also, she has been using her nose alot, makes me proud but she is starting to follow scents out of the yard.