I just adopted a wonderful 2yr old female from a family that didn't have enough time for her. She doesn't have any training on her, except for house and crate training and a spotty sit and stay that is getting better. She has a lot on natural ability it seems and points at birds on leash while walking.
Please give me any advice on getting her hunting. I mainly just dove hunt so I want her to retrive for me, but I also don't want to limit her training. What advice do you have for me?
I would recommend Perfect Start and Perfect Finish DVDs. They are not cheap, but them are very good and excellent for someone who is starting out training a dog. Here is a link:
Also, look into joining NAVDHA and/or the Lone Star GSP Club. You can google NAVDHA, and here is the link to the GSP club: www.lsgspc.org/
Also if you ever want to work with a real pro, there is one that lives outside of Hamilton which probably isn't too far from you. Let me know if you are interested and I will send you his contact info.
Good luck and you should introduce yourself and post pictures over in the General section of the forum.