Working Gundogs

An Introduction to Training and Handling

Author: Martin Deeley,Cesar Millan

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847970992

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 666

Covers various aspects of gundog training from choosing a suitable puppy to beating and picking up on a shoot. This book examines how to choose the right dog, praise and punishment, puppy training and character-building, basic procedures in the early days, and following a scent trail. It is suitable for gundog owners and trainers.

The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition)

Author: Monks of New Skete

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316182680

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 5501

For more than thirty years the Monks of New Skete have been among America's most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond. In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog's Best Friend and The Art of Raising a Puppy, the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide--brilliantly distilled--the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs. This new edition of The Art of Raising a Puppy features new photographs throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory.

Complete Training for the Working Spaniel

Author: Graham Gibson

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847979467

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 3979

A beautifully illustrated guide to training a working spaniel in the shooting field, from basic obedience to advanced hunting and retrieving, with advice and step-by-step information from esteemed gundog trainer Graham Gibson. Complete Training for the Working Spaniel is suitable for both novice and experienced trainers, and is essential reading for anyone looking to bring out the best from their spaniel in the shooting field. Topics covered include choosing a spaniel; teaching the basics - commands, lead training and the recall; introduction to game; hunting, retrieving and handling; common problems and solutions, from the delivery to chasing game; advanced retrieving and water work and finally competitions and gundog trials. There are 141 beautiful colour photographs to demonstrate the training techniques throughout.

In the Bag!

Labrador Training from Puppy to Gundog

Author: Margaret Allen

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975720

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 3244

In the Bag! offers a fresh approach to gundog training for beginners and seasoned trainers alike. It contains sound advice on the selection of your Labrador Retriever and valuable information regarding his care and management from puppy to veteran. It gives step-by-step guidance on his training and how to make smooth progress towards the finished article: a Labrador that is a pleasure in the home as well as in the field, and a reliable shooting companion who puts game in the bag. Margaret Allen has been successfully training, trialling, breeding and showing Labradors since 1964. Trying to understand the workings of the canine mind has always held a fascination for Margaret and she believes that in order to train your dog successfully, you should make it your chief objective to find out what makes him tick. In this book, you will learn how your dog thinks, reacts and learns. Armed with this knowledge, training should proceed with a minimum of setbacks. Our working Labrador has been bred for generations to retrieve game - it is in his blood. Through selective breeding, dogs have been produced which are kindly and willing to please. It should not, therefore, be hard work to make him into a Gundog. It should be fun! This book will help you make it so. A fresh approach to gundog training for beginners and seasoned trainers alike, which explains how to train your Labrador so that he is a pleasure to work with and an asset in the field. Contains sound advice on the selection of your Labrador and valuable information on care and management from puppy to veteran. Fully illustrated with 90 colour photographs. Margaret Allen has been successfully training, trialling, breeding and showing Labradors since 1964 and her dogs have been featured in various shooting magazines.

Training the Working Labrador

The Complete Guide to Management and Training

Author: Jeremy Hunt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780811713191

Category: Pets

Page: 216

View: 5317

Training the Working Labrador looks at all aspects of the care, management and training of the modern working Labrador. It discusses many of the issues affecting today's dog owners in a society which may not always seem to be providing enough time to own and train your own working gundog. The book provides advice and guidance on a host of practical feeding, management and training matters based on the author's lifelong experience, and chapters are included on nutrition and care especially for those who may be away from home for part of the day. The very latest Labrador health tests and their relevance to owners are covered in detail.


Their Past, Their Performance and Their Prospects

Author: David Hancock

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 184797631X

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 3910

This book is about gundogs, those ever-willing companions of both sportsmen and discerning dog owners. Gundogs is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is very much a celebration of the gundog's contribution to the sporting and companion dog scene, an examination of their past, their performance and their prospects in an increasingly urban society. Painstakingly researched, it covers the well-known recognized breeds and the more obscure ones from overseas, some quite unknown to the British public.David Hancock's earlier books have been highly praised, as have his many articles in sporting magazine in the last thirty years. When reviewing one of his previous books, the revered writer on sporting dogs, the late Brian Plummer, described it as a 'masterpiece'. Reviewing his Sporting Terriers, Dogs in Canada magazine stated that it 'has the quality of a classic'. A reviewer of his last book, Sighthounds, stated that 'Hancock's work provokes thinking in the reader the way a good discussion stimulates and refreshes our minds.' A Canadian reviewer of another of his books gave the view that David Hancock is 'perhaps the most important living writer about dogs.' A comprehensive survey of the gundog's origins, its role and its future, Gundogs is essential reading for all those with an interest in these loyal dogs, especially gundog and country sport enthusiasts. Meticiously researched and packed with information it covers the well-known recognized breeds as well as more obscure ones. Superbly illustrated with 360 colour and black & white photographs. David Hancock has studied dogs for over half a century and is a past winner of the Dog Writers Association of America.

Sporting Dog and Retriever Training - The Wildrose Way

Raising a Gentleman's Gundog for Home and Field

Author: Mike Stewart,Paul Fersen

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 0789324466

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 1772

A guide to training a hunting dog from puppyhood focuses on five key concepts and addresses topics ranging from communicating with the animal to preparing it to encounter any game, terrain, and destination.

Finished Dog

Author: Charles Jurney

Publisher: Information Age Publishing

ISBN: 9780972849500

Category: Hunting dogs

Page: 362

View: 8722

# 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.

Pointers and Setters

Author: Derry Argue

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781853102394

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 5311

Written by a leading gundog breeder and trainer this is a complete guide to the training and breeding of the Pointer, English, Irish, and Gordon setters. Included in the book are chapters on the origins of pointers and setters and advice on choices. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in these breeds.

Cesars aanpak voor puppy's

Author: Cesar Millan

Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers

ISBN: 9044334840

Category: Pets

Page: 376

View: 9173

Toen Cesar Millan het plan opvatte een boek te schrijven over de opvoeding van honden nam hij vier puppy's in huis: een pitbull, een labrador, een engelse buldog en een dwergschnauzer. Alle ervaringen en kennis die hij opdeed deelt hij in dit boek. Van het werken met regels, grenzen en beperkingen, tot de juiste voeding, vaccinatie en optimale verzorging. Cesar gaat uitgebreid in op veelvoorkomende problemen en hoe je die al direct vanaf het begin kunt aanpakken. De eerste acht maanden zijn ontzettend belangrijk in de ontwikkeling van je hond. Met Cesars aanpak word je een goede baas voor je puppy en geef je hem alles om evenwichtig op te groeien.

Complete Guide to Bird Dog Training

Author: John Falk

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461748976

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9523

This classic, practical book on bird dog training is now updated and expanded with material on the latest field-training equipment and live-game training techniques with released quail and recall pens. A useful chapter on the services and guidance offered by organizations for owners, amateur trainers, and those who wish to participate in field trials and other bird dog competitions is also included. The Complete Guide to Bird Dog Training covers all pointing and flushing breeds, and also offers sensible approaches to buying a dog, bringing up a pup, yard and field training, and equipment. In addition, the helpful appendices list recommended books and periodicals, other literature, breed registries, organizations, and suppliers of equipment and accessories to help bird dog owners with all of their training needs. Complete with dozens of instructional photographs throughout, The Complete Guide to Bird Dog Training is a gem of a book that any serious new or veteran owner or trainer of bird dogs should get their hands on.

Bird Dog

The Instinctive Training Method

Author: Ben O. Williams

Publisher: Willow Creek Press

ISBN: 1607556820

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 1248

Originally published in 2003, this one-of-a-kind dog training book is now available in softcover. Both a training manual and a hunting philosophy, Bird Dog reveals unique and time-tested methods that cultivate a dog's instincts to hunt.

Training Pointing Dogs

Author: Paul Long

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781599210674

Category: Pets

Page: 112

View: 6032

Sage guidance and backwoods wisdom make this a valuable source for training bird dogs.

Training the Working Spaniel

Author: Janet Menzies

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846890703

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 8919

Training the Working Spaniel makes it simple for anyone to train a gundog, no matter what facilities are available. From training the urban gundog, how to keep a working dog in a family home and introducing first-timers to working a spaniel in a variety of shooting situations, tha author takes the reader to competing in field trials at the highest levels.

Cesar Millan's Lessons From the Pack

Stories of the Dogs Who Changed My Life

Author: Cesar Millan,Melissa Jo Peltier

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142621619X

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 3392

In this inspiring book, best-selling author and "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan uses decades of experience to reveal the many ways that dogs and people can enrich each other's lives, sharing eight essential life lessons imparted by a group of very special dogs he's trained over the years. From his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America's most sought-after dog behavior expert. Now, he reveals the amazing ways that our pets can teach us. In this affecting book, he shares eight heartwarming stories about the dogs that have inspired him the most—and the lessons he's learned from them about healing and more. Each chapter, drawing on celebrity and noncelebrity clients alike, spotlights the essential traits that allow these animals to make the best of their situations—from authenticity to acceptance—and reveals how we can embrace these values to enrich our own lives. Sharing never-before-told insights, Cesar imparts a unique blueprint for seeking happiness and fulfillment through canine companionship.

The Breeder's Guide to Raising Superstar Dogs

Author: Jerry Hope

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 9780615197098

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 2735

This book very succinctly lays out, in easy to read and understand terms, the sensitive periods of dog development. Better yet, the author explains why they are sensitive periods and exactly what the breeder should be doing during each one. The author also makes some painfully honest statements about what he feels the breeder's responsibility should be, and unfortunately, why people who breed dogs often do not take this responsibility seriously. People who are breeding dogs and are not properly educating the puppies or who allow puppies to leave their mother at too young an age do everyone a disservice. The problem is people still get puppies from these sources because they do not know any better. This book is an excellent source for puppy buyers to educate themselves about what a good breeder should be providing. The author goes over the details of what breeders can do to make a lasting impact on the life of the puppy that they helped to bring into the world. The intimate understa

Tom Dokken's Retriever Training

Author: Tom Dokken

Publisher: F & W Publications

ISBN: 9780896898585

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 4403

Retrievers are the most popular dog breed in America and Tom Dokken is the most respected name in the retriever training field. Using proven tips, readers can field train their dog in just minutes a day and bring new levels of fun and excitement to the hunt. Dogs will love the challenge and owners will marvel at the quick results.