It looks like I may be taking on an ex MOD German Shepherd Dog. Long story short my eldest daughters boyfriend is a MOD plod and is this dogs handler.
The shame of it is he is a cracking dog in many respects but for some reason best known only to himself he has a massive fear of shiny slippery floors when working, wierdly he is fine on them away from work training excercises.
If he doesnt shape up in the next few weeks then its back to the Army and Im told its likely he will be put down, apparently the Army wont let anyone other than a handler take them due to the training in restraint they receive and if he is no good to MOD police he is no good to the army.
I cant stand to see a healthy 5 year old dog put down, so will take him on if thats his only option. (The handler will tell MODs he is taking him)
So given that has no fear of guns (well MP7s and handguns anyway) would 5 years old be too old to train him up a a deer dog? Im thinking it should just be an extention of the seeking work he is already doing but Id be gratefull from input from those more experianced than me (pretty much everyone!)