As many of you know, I have a young GSP that I've trained (with plenty of outside help!) and an older GSP that I recently picked up. Both are great dogs, but need to get out more. I took the dogs out over the weekend to chase around a few quail, and quickly found that cholla and GSP's don't mix (especially when the owner forgets to bring pliers to pull said cholla :crutch: ) Now that my dogs' feet & ears look like swiss cheese (along with my fingers) I've come to the brilliant conclusion that I need to find an area to work the dogs without this nasty cactus. Would anyone be willing to point me in the right direction? Shooting at birds (notice I didn't say shooting birds, I seemed cursed with these little devils) is fun, but watching the dogs do what they are born to do is really neat to me. Please forget to mention this last point as I've convinced my wife I hunt birds for food and it's a relatively economical activity. :lol: thanks in advance!