Basic obedience training is an essential part of responsible dog ownership. It quickly establishes a bond between you and your Shorthair and makes him a joy to live with. In urban areas, there are obedience clubs which offer training classes, starting with very young dogs and working up to advanced courses for the serious obedience competitor.

If courses are unavailable in your locality, there are many books and video tapes on the subject available at your local library. Consistency and repetition are the keys to success in this training.

If you plan to hunt your Shorthair, basic obedience training forms the base from which you will work to bring your dog to higher performance levels.

(Courtesy of AKC and German Short Haired Pointer Club Of America)