Introduction

If you're looking for a canine companion who will have you adopting a more active lifestyle, then the German Shorthaired Pointer just might be the pawfect pooch for you! Sporting a look that's widely regarded as “noble” and “aristocratic,” this Pointer was bred to work long days outdoors, so you can expect this gundog to have plenty of energy to spare—and then some! German Shorthaired Pointer pups require hours of exercise daily—a stroll around the neighborhood or a half hour at the park isn't going to be enough to tire them out. It takes serious commitment to be a good Pointer parent, so make sure you're ready before you bring one home!

Home Preparation

See to it that you've already gone shopping for your Pointer puppy's things before their homecoming. Some of the basic items that they will need are a high-quality puppy food, treats for training, food and water bowls, a leash, a harness or collar, identification tags, toys, and a big crate that your pup will still fit in when they grow up. Puppy-proof your home by hiding or moving potential hazards out of reach, including electrical cords, cleaning supplies, medicines, trash, and garden chemicals. Baby gates are useful for blocking off areas of the house that you wouldn't want your new pup to wander into. If you have a yard, it is best to enclose it with at least a 6-foot-high fence as Pointers can scale fences without any problems, especially if they're bored!

Create a Schedule

Hammer out a schedule prior to the big day so that you can focus all your attention on your pup when they arrive. If there is more than one human in the household, figure out who will be puppy's primary caretaker, and who can help with or be in charge of specific tasks. German Shorthaired Pointer pups who are less than six months old will have to be fed at least three times a day. They'll also need to take a potty break first thing in the morning, after eating, after napping, and last thing at night. And despite their short coats, Pointers shed a lot! Furtunately, regular brushing will remove all those loose hairs before they get embedded in your carpet.

What to Expect the First Week

The first week will likely be stressful for your new pup, who is now in an unfamiliar environment, away from their mother and littermates. Ease your puppy into their new home by spending as much time with them as pawssible, even sleeping in the same room for the first few nights. German Shorthaired Pointers are pawsome family dogs who form strong bonds with their people; include your pupper in your family's activities often, and they should feel right at home in no time!
Food
Food

Carefully Planned

Pointers are susceptible to bloat, so they should not be fed immediately before or after exercise.
Training
Training

Easy

Highly intelligent, the German Shorthaired Pointer picks up commands quickly!
Toys
Toys

Puzzle

Puzzle toys are pawfect for keeping your smart pup mentally stimulated!
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