The German Wirehaired Pointer is so full of energy and life that it takes a lot to tire it. The best owner for this breed is someone that is always on the go, and enjoys spending active time outdoors. But, if you are not someone who enjoys outdoor activities, there are ways for you to keep your German Wirehaired Pointer actively engaged. As a hunting dog, this breed is naturally obedient, and with consistent training, it can pick up just about anything, even dog tricks.
If you consider yourself an athlete or a great outdoorsman, then keeping your German Wirehaired Pointer in great shape should be no problem for you. Although it is a hunting dog, any long period of time spent outdoors doing exercise will keep your new pet happy. Hiking is an ideal activity for this breed of dog as it can easily adapt to all types of terrain. It will give your pooch the exercise it needs and the outdoor time that it craves. It should be noted that simply walking will not be adequate, especially for younger dogs in this breed. But the climbing and exertion required during hiking will be sufficient. Obviously, hiking daily is out of the question, but this is an activity that you and your new companion can enjoy together. If you don't consider yourself much of a hiker, don't worry about it. But since the German Wirehaired Pointer requires daily vigorous exercise, it is best that you participate in some daily exercise in which your new pet can also participate. The perfect daily exercise for the both of you is jogging. Jogging is an activity that will give your pooch all the exercise it needs. The German Wirehaired Pointer also loves to swim, and a good long game of fetch in the water will provide plenty of exercise. If you cannot provide brisk exercise daily, the German Wirehaired Pointer is not the pet for you.
The obedient German Wirehaired Pointer can easily take to learning dog tricks. With consistent training, you can have your new pet performing tricks at parties in no time. Because of its hunting background, a good place to start with your German Wirehaired Pointer is teaching it to retrieve things for you. Instead of bringing back hunted game, teach it to retrieve your morning paper or your slippers! Teaching your dog useful tricks like this can make it a useful contributor to household chores which will help your German Wirehaired Pointer feel useful. Before you teach your pet any tricks, make sure that you've found an effective way to communicate with your dog. Since it is a quick learner, this should be a relatively easy process. If not, remember that the German Wirehaired Pointer responds well to repetition and consistency.