Hello all, Im new to this forum and there are tons of info on here that I am soaking in. I am a falconer and recently I included a GSP pup that would make a perfect hunting partner and member of the family. I realize that many hunt their GSPs over Gun. I will try to use some of the same techniques but there are some inherant dangers that take place hunting over a bird. First being the retrieve. My goal is to get my GSP to locate game Fur or Feather; Maintain his point and at the same time he flushes I want him to lay down or sit and just watch. My hawk is going to chase/kill anything that is flushed but what I don't want is for my GSP to run after the Game and end up with a muzzle full of Talons (YELP!!) Becuase he is young it shouldnt be difficult to train him that way. I just need to understand a little bit more on working my new pup the proper way and include the extra steps that are common with most GSP training. Any thoughts??
Thanks for the info. When looking at a breed of dog to be versatile the GSP stood out in all areas for my style of hunt. I understand that most people use GSPs to hunt birds. I hunt everything and I think to Hunt along side a working GSP would be awesome along with the Hawk. I will also Email the gentleman that is a falconer and hope to gain some much needed info. Thanks again for all the info, reccomendations and suggestions.
The Utah Bird Dogs Forum has a falconry topic (towards the bottom of the topic list). Might be a good place to network and ask questions.