Working Gundogs - An Introduction to Training and Handling
|INSIDE:||129 colour photographs 22 diagrams|
Working Gundogs - An Introduction to Training and Handling covers all aspects of gundog training from choosing a suitable puppy to beating and picking up on a shoot. This fully revised edition is essential reading for all gundog owners and trainers.
Covers the principles of training, the qualities required in a trainer, how the trainer can form a working partnership with the dog, and the importance of understanding the psychology involved in the training process. Examines how to choose the right dog, praise and punishment, equipment, puppy training and character-building, basic procedures in the early days, directional training, following a scent trail, the introduction of live game, beating in the line, how to keep your dog fit and much more. Includes a valuable appendix containing diagrams illustrating training exercises. Comprehensive in its coverage, and written in an entertaining and informative style.
Foreword by Cesar Millan