Finished Dog

Author: Charles Jurney

Publisher: Information Age Publishing

ISBN: 9780972849500

Category: Hunting dogs

Page: 362

View: 2639

# This book is designed to produce a finished retriever for waterfowl hunting, upland hunting, field trial or hunt testing. # Finished Dog is full of dog training tips and is loaded with diagrams and photos detailing how to develop and train your retriever. # Charles Jurney teaches how to use an e-collar the correct way, but he also understands that this method is not for everyone. He covers both e-collar and non-collar training in this book.

British Training for American Retrievers

Unleash Your Dog's Natural Talents

Author: Vic Barlow

Publisher: Willow Creek Press

ISBN: 1623435986

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 2636

There has long been a disconnect between the retriever training methods in the United Kingdom and in North America. British Retriever Trials are primarily a test of the dog's skill as a game finder, while American Field Trials are a test of the handling techniques of the owner. The Brits teach their dogs to find every bird, while American handlers are training for an event in which tracking cripples plays no part. The British manner, for many American and Canadian hunters, makes more sense to them on a day-to-day basis because its aim is to produce a finished gun dog who is steady, quiet, and reliable in the field.

Speed Train Your Own Retriever

The Quick, Efficient, Proven System for Training a Finished Dog

Author: Larry Mueller

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811722018

Category: Pets

Page: 222

View: 4122

Recommends a method for training a hunting dog from the first basic commands to retrieving

Training Your Pointing Dog for Hunting and Home

Author: Richard D. Weaver

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811702591

Category: Pets

Page: 116

View: 1726

Tells how to choose the right breed for your personality and hunting and includes training tips for housebreaking and basic living commands Techniques for introducing the gun, achieving staunchness on point, and advanced field quartering and retrieving Preventing problem behaviors of deer chasing, blinking, gun shyness, hardmouth, short stopping Training Your Pointing Dog for Hunting and Home tells how to develop an obedient gun dog that is also an affectionate family companion, with training schedules and advice on everything from handling a newborn pup to teaching advanced field techniques and finely tuned pointing manners. The book presents a simplified, commonsense approach that can be used in its entirety or to troubleshoot individual aspects of your dog's education. Explained is the importance of early obedience training and appropriate transition to the field, including tips for retrieving, quartering, sight pointing, and bird work. With proper care and handling, you can cultivate your pup's natural aptitudes and achieve a rewarding relationship with a healthy, happy gun dog.

Problem Gun Dogs

How to Identify and Correct Their Faults

Author: Bill Tarrant

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811726399

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 910

Now in paperback Effective training techniques for bird dogs, retrievers, and flushers Photos illustrate techniques and equipment Veteran trainer and hunter Bill Tarrant goes beyond simple gun dog training and teaches handlers how to correct flaws in a dog's behavior in the field. He first explains how to "read" a dog--how to identify faults such as hard mouth and gun shyness--and then prescribes solutions for problems specific to each of the three major classifications of gun dogs--bird dogs, retrievers, and flushers.

The Invitational Champions

Author: John P. Russell

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483486818

Category: Pets

Page: N.A

View: 2538

In 1940, a group of sportsmen of the first rank, members of the Southern Amateur Field Trial Club of Albany, Georgia, undertook to design a field trial format that would provide a more comprehensive and rigorous test of the qualities of high class bird dogs. Dubbed the “dream trial” by William F. Brown at its inaugural offering, the trial, the Quail Championship, was contested in 1941, and 1942 in the quail-rich plantation country in the Albany, Georgia area. Interrupted by World War II, the trial remained as only a bright and shining memory until 1964 when it was resurrected as the Quail Championship Invitational in 1964 at Paducah, Kentucky. Limited to twelve invited contestants, the best of the previous year’s major circuit competition, the trial seeks to identify a bird dog with strength, courage, intelligence, and character at the highest level, the “best of the best.” True to its origin, the trial provides the most comprehensive and equitable test of the major circuit dogs of the field trial sport.

Hog Hunting with Dogs

The Hogdoggers Bible

Author: Sean Kelley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449032958

Category: Education

Page: 84

View: 6182

This book is for hunters that wish to get involved in the sport of hog hunting with dogs. This book is for beginners and experts alike. Everyone will be able to use this book to quickly learn what they need to start hunting right away.

Hunting with Spaniels

Training Your Flushing Dog

Author: Paul Morrison

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1593786387

Category: Pets

Page: 184

View: 8136

One of Kennel Club Books' Country Dog titles, Hunting with Spaniels covers everything you need to know about selecting, training, and caring for flushing spaniels, including basic first aid. Lessons include basic training, using birds and bumpers, commands, obedience, field training, using whistles, retrieving, acclimating to the sound of gunfire, retrieving in water, marking the object, and quartering a field. Includes a section on The American Kennel Club (AKC) Spaniel Hunt Test program.

Annie On... Dogs!

Author: Anne Rogers Clark

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 192924231X

Category: Pets

Page: 191

View: 8246

The retrieve is one of the most difficult skills for most dogs to master in competitive obedience. It is difficult because it involves a series of steps that the dog must learn in order to retrieve the object and get high scores. More and more trainers are realizing that teaching a complex series of behaviors like this is most easily done through the use of clicker training—using the same techniques used by large animal trainers working with whales, dolphins—even elephants.The Clicked Retriever teaches you step-by-step how to clicker train your dog to do a solid, enthusiastic and reliable retrieve. Learning no-force techniques builds trust between you and your dog, makes training more enjoyable for both of you, and sets you up for life long training success built on scientific principles, respect and fun.

American Eskimo Dog

A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog

Author: Richard G. Beauchamp

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1621870111

Category: Pets

Page: 158

View: 6127

The magnificent snow-white coated American Eskimo Dog is the focus of this Comprehensive Owner’s Guide, a book that celebrates the appealing personality, unmistakable intelligence, and captivating beauty of this made-in-America spitz breed. Serving as a complete introduction to the breed, long recognized by the United Kennel Club and more recently by the American Kennel Club, this book discusses the breed’s evolution in the United States, the special characteristics of the breed, and both the AKC and UKC breed standards. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with handsome adults and puppies bursting with attitude and personality! In all, there are over 135 photographs in this compact, useful, and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training the smart (but not too eager to please) American Eskimo will help readers better mold and train their dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered Eskie in the neighborhood. The extensive chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Chapters on showing and participating in dog sports as well as solving common behavior issues (such as barking, aggression, digging, etc.) will prove informative and helpful to the new owner. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

Canine and Feline Nutrition - E-Book

A Resource for Companion Animal Professionals

Author: Linda P. Case,Leighann Daristotle,Michael G. Hayek,Melody Foess Raasch

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323071473

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 9962

How well can you answer pet owners' questions about proper diet and feeding? Canine and Feline Nutrition, 3rd Edition describes the role of nutrition and its effects upon health and wellness and the dietary management of various disorders of dogs and cats. By using the book's cutting-edge research and clinical nutrition information, you'll be able to make recommendations of appropriate pet food and proper feeding guidelines. Pet nutrition experts Linda P. Case, MS, Leighann Daristotle, DVM, PhD, Michael G. Hayek, PhD, and Melody Foess Raasch, DVM, provide complete, head-to-tail coverage and a broad scope of knowledge, so you can help dog and cat owners make sound nutrition and feeding choices to promote their pets' health to prolong their lives. Tables and boxes provide quick reference to the most important clinical information. Key points summarize essential information at a glance. A useful Nutritional Myths and Feeding Practices chapter dispels and corrects common food myths. New clinical information covers a wide range of emerging nutrition topics including the role of the omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid families in pet health and disease management. Coverage of pet food safety and pet food ingredients includes both commercially and home-prepared foods and provides answers to pet owners’ questions on these topics. Completely updated content reflects the latest findings in clinical nutrition research. Information regarding functional ingredients and dietary supplementation provides a scientifically based rationale for recommending or advising against dietary supplements. Guidelines for understanding pet food formulations and health claims differentiate between "market-speak" and actual clinical benefits for patients, with practice advice for evaluating and selecting appropriate foods.


Training the Search and Rescue Dog

Author: Susan Bulanda

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1593789963

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 7905

Professional search and rescue workers consider Susan Bulanda’s Ready! Training the Search and Rescue Dog “the bible of Search and Rescue (SAR),” the most sought-after book of its kind detailing canine search and rescue. This second edition, expanded and revised with new color photography, provides readers with the necessary training methods for dogs in various SAR disciplines, including wilderness, evidence, cadaver, water, avalanche, and disaster searches. The author, an experienced SAR professional, details the goals, target skills, and potential problems at each training level of every SAR discipline. Ready! provides descriptions of every type of search, including specific training methods to accomplish each SAR discipline. Professional and volunteer SAR workers will profit from the Bulandas’ expertise on training the dog to alert, managing the search mission, choosing and socializing a SAR dog, and how to train dogs for specific commands (such as bar, turn around, go to an object, check, slow, crawl through and others). Readers curious about the fascinating work of the SAR canine will enjoy the general chapters about the history of SAR, an explanation of how dogs use scent to locate people or objects, and the functions of the SAR dog. This highly specialized training manual offers precise direction for SAR workers for every possible kind of mission, identifying the goals, target skills, methods and problem solving for each type of search. Color photographs and line drawings help to elucidate difficult concepts explained in the text. A resources section and index conclude this 254-page volume.

The Whippet - A Complete Anthology of the Dog

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446549704

Category: Nature

Page: 98

View: 5271

The Whippet - A Complete Anthology of the Dog gathers together all the best early writing on the breed from our library of scarce, out-of-print antiquarian books and documents and reprints it in a quality, modern edition. This anthology includes chapters taken from a comprehensive range of books, many of them now rare and much sought-after works, all of them written by renowned breed experts of their day. These books are treasure troves of information about the breed - The physical points, temperaments, and special abilities are given; celebrated dogs are discussed and pictured; and the history of the breed and pedigrees of famous champions are also provided. The contents were well illustrated with numerous photographs of leading and famous dogs of that era and these are all reproduced to the highest quality. Books used include: My Dog And I by H. W. Huntington (1897), British Dogs by W. D. Drury (1903), Hounds by Frank Townend Barton (1913) and many others.

The Trolley Dollies Dog Show Diary

Author: Shirley Myall

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465391800

Category: Pets

Page: 198

View: 4642

This book is about the fun that Pat and I have showing our dogs in conformation. About the traumas that we have had while on the road with both motor homes on the odd occasion. Always room for a laugh and of course the odd tears that go with it. The showing of dogs in conformation can be very political but Pat and I do not let that affect either of us. We still strive for the wins on our dogs. Whether you show dogs or not you will get a good laugh reading this book.

The Dog in Your Life

A Complete Guide to Choosing, Raising, Feeding, Training, and Caring for Your Dog Plus Sections on Show Dogs, Hunting Dogs, Coursing Dogs, Herd Dogs, Sled Dogs, Guard Dogs, Guide Dogs, and a Discussion of Common Canine Illnesses

Author: Matthew Margolis,Catherine Swan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780394711744

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 357

View: 1505

A complete guide to choosing, raising, feeding, training, and caring for your dog. A lengthy section on home obedience training. Special illustrated sections.

Tales and Novels

Author: Maria Edgeworth

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 9816


River Road

Author: Suzanne Johnson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429948000

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8046

River Road by Suzanne Johnson is the fun, fast-paced second book in the Sentinels of New Orleans, a series of urban fantasy novels filled with wizards, mermen and pirates. These novels are perfect for readers of paranormal fiction and "fans of Charlaine Harris and Cat Adams" (Booklist) and RT Bookreviews agrees that "for readers missing Sookie Stackhouse, this series may be right up your alley." Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there's more stirring than angry mermen and the threat of a were-gator. Wizards are dying, and something—or someone—from the Beyond is poisoning the waters of the mighty Mississippi, threatening the humans who live and work along the river. DJ and Alex must figure out what unearthly source is contaminating the water and who—or what—is killing the wizards. Is it a malcontented merman, the naughty nymph, or some other critter altogether? After all, DJ's undead suitor, the pirate Jean Lafitte, knows his way around a body or two. It's anything but smooth sailing on the bayou as the Sentinels of New Orleans series continues. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.