Because of the versatility, the training of pointing dogs is very varied. They practice pointing, trails/tracks, obedience and retrieving game in water as well as in the forest and in the field. There are various tests in which you can participate with your dog to prove that it is suitable for hunting or to be allowed to breed with it.
In addition to the regular hunting training, I participate with Amber every year in driven hunts. Especially in this type of hunting, the dogs do an incredible job. In a fast pace they usually run more than 20 km, find game again and again and drive it out of its hiding place. This kind of hunting could be very dangerous for the dog. For example, injuries can be caused by wild boars, which is why the dogs wear protective vests.
Amber has also helped me often to find shot game. It happens that even after a fatal shot, the animal still flees a bit. In this case Amber helps me to find it faster. This is important to produce a high quality meat from the game.