I have a year old GSP and i am hoping to get him trained up for next hunting season in Ky, My question is he to old to even try this or is there still hope for him hes a great dog with decent blood line 2 DC in last 4 gens and few FC and bunch of CH on sires side.
We adopted Rocky at 12 months old who never hunted and trained him as a puppy learning the basics. Because of his speed and high prey drive we chose to start his first lessons using a dummy and pheasant scent, not a live bird. We also enrolled him in a basic obedience class to learn the basic commands and get socialized with other dogs. Then we went out to live game pheasant farms and introduced him to a live birds. Rocky learned very fast and progresses with every season. Pheasant hunting for Rocky is like taking a child to Disney World. Ultimate happiness and it is fun for us to watch Rocky do what he was breed to do. Good luck and have fun training you one year old GSP!!!