Activities with the German Shorthaired Pointer

The German Shorthaired Pointer is a very ambitious and good hunting dog, so it should be used for hunting, otherwise, it needs alternatives to be kept in a species-appropriate manner. Because he is a hunting dog, he has a very strong urge to move and should also get enough exercise.

If he is not being used as a hunting dog, he should definitely be given enough exercise and be mentally challenged with games. Long walks, bike rides, skate tours, and dog sports such as eventing, tracking, dummy training, and dog frisbee are perfect for keeping the energetic German Shorthaired Pointer busy.

You can also take the German Shorthaired Pointer with you on trips, as long as he gets enough exercise and gets a little time to himself from time to time.

As a hunting dog, the German Shorthaired Pointer naturally feels most comfortable in nature and not necessarily in the city, but if you have an apartment in the city and maybe take a trip to a forest or to a large meadow a few days a week, then the city apartment doesn’t bother the dog either.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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