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Training and Field Trials

Author: P. R. A. Moxon,Terry Bailey

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846890901

Category: Pets

Page: 146

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This guide to all aspects of working and training gundogs has become a popular classic, as demonstrated by the fact that it has now reached its eighteenth edition. The Kennel Club appendices in this edition have been fully updated as necessary. Written for the novice trainer, this book covers everything from the choice and selection of a gundog puppy through to participation in a field trial. The author's approach is thoroughly practical and his style is that of a practised writer who is able to make his meaning perfectly clear. It is the work of an expert who has great confidence in his methods and can also convey that confidence on to the reader. The selection of a suitable puppy and preliminary training are found in the first three chapters, followed by retrieving from water, practical shooting work, and then the more specialised areas of spaniel, pointer and setter training. Field trials are explained and the current Kennel Club regulations and breed clubs are included in an appendix. Closing chapters offer advice on housing, feeding and general management.

Urban Gun Dogs

Training Flushing Dogs for Home and Field

Author: Anthony Z. Roettger,Benjamin H. Schleider, III

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615530833

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

View: 2846

This is a unique field dog training program and guide for hunters, field trial enthusiasts, and dog owners preparing their dogs for hunt tests who reside cities and towns. This step-by-step book helps the urban trainer, constrained by the city environment, to turn an untrained puppy into a highly polished hunting retriever. It offers an extremely unique and detailed program for obedience training in addition to a solid approach for field training. The book contains color photographs of dogs in action, and drawings designed to assist the novice or experienced dog trainer with field exercises. It identifies training locations in and around cities, how to schedule dog training sessions, house training techniques, urban socialization approaches, how to find flushing dog clubs, exercises and drills for indoor training during inclement weather, how to select professional trainers, valuable insight as to how flushing dog hunting tests and field trials are run, and superb handling guidance for a variety of upland game birds and waterfowl.

Training the Working Spaniel

Author: Janet Menzies

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846890703

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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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.

Dog Training

Retrievers and Pointing Dogs

Author: Jason Smith

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 161673342X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 5438

There is nothing more pleasing to an avid bird hunter than to watch a well-trained sporting dog do what it was bred to do: hunt. Likewise, there is nothing more pleasing to a pet owner than to watch their well-trained family dog interact in a calm and controlled manner with family and friends. With step-by-step instructions and detailed photographs and illustrations, this book provides proven information for achieving the best of both those worlds. Everything is discussed from choosing a sporting breed (retriever or pointer), to basic family-friendly obedience commands, to introducing the dog to the sound of a gun, competing in field trials and hunt tests, using an electronic collar, and keeping your sporting dog happy and healthy. It even covers how the nation's top trainers troubleshoot some of the more common problems faced in the field.

In the Bag!

Labrador Training from Puppy to Gundog

Author: Margaret Allen

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847974815

Category: Pets

Page: 158

View: 460

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.

Gun-Dog Training Spaniels and Retrievers

Author: Kenneth C. Roebuck

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811744574

Category: Hunting dogs

Page: 193

View: 2406

This is the first gun dog book devoted exclusively to the flushing breeds and also covers training retrievers for upland game work. Roebuck gives step-by-step instructions on how your own dog can help improve the hunt.

Problem Gun Dogs

How to Identify and Correct Their Faults

Author: Bill Tarrant

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811726399

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 6494

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.

Positive Gun Dogs: Clicker Training for Sports Breeds

Author: Jim Barry,Mary Emmen,Susan Smith

Publisher: Sunshine Books (MA)

ISBN: 9781890948337

Category: Pets

Page: 112

View: 6995

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: 8654

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.

Cesar's Rules

Your Way to Train a Well-Behaved Dog

Author: Cesar Millan

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307716872

Category: Pets

Page: 305

View: 7503

Outlines an approach to dog training that focuses on discipline and balance, discussing the most popular training techniques and how to encourage better behavior by using the dog's natural inclinations.

Top Dog

Training the Retriever for Waterfowl and Upland Hunting

Author: Joseph Middleton

Publisher: Joseph Middleton

ISBN: 0525947884

Category: Pets

Page: 179

View: 1677

In a new addition to the Richard A. Wolters series, a master dog trainer shares his innovative, up-to-date techniques of training dogs for hunting, introducing six key tests for selecting the right puppy in a litter, the essentials of obedience training, how to use the electronic collar, tips on the fine art of retrieval, and drills for advanced dogs. 12,500 first printing.

Retrieving for All Occasions

Foundations for Excellence in Gun Dog Training

Author: Elsa Blomster,Lena Gunnarsson

Publisher: Klickerförlaget Göteborg AB

ISBN: 9198161350

Category: Pets

Page: 254

View: 7820

Do you have a gun dog and want to have a great time working with your dog and perhaps enter a field trial? Do you want to find a training method where your dog has just as much fun as you do? Do you want to learn how to combine reward based training and field trial training? If so, this is the book for you. Retrieving for All Occasions is an accessible and inspiring book about how you can use the reward based training philosophy in your gun dog training. The book describes an approach to gun dog training that will challenge you to try something new – if you have the desire and will to do so. This book includes over 100 exercises to train a talented spaniel or retriever. The exercises are for introductory field trial classes for spaniels and retrievers, but this book is also useful for those who have pointers or setters and want to train them for gun dog work.

Gundog Training

Author: Keith Erlandson

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9781853104985

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

View: 1675

Gundog Training is written by a practicing professional. Chapters cover breeds, choice of puppy, and all phases of training, water work, shooting days, and field trials.

Finished Dog

Author: Charles Jurney

Publisher: Information Age Publishing

ISBN: 9780972849500

Category: Hunting dogs

Page: 362

View: 2539

# 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.

Gundog Training

Author: Paul Rawlings

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861269256

Category: Pets

Page: 190

View: 3215

The main objective of this intriguing handbook is to ensure that all members of the family, including children, can enjoy their dogs in both the home and the outdoors. Topics include principles of how a dog learns, how its behavior can be modified through positive and kind methods, the instructor-pupil relationship, and the teaching process. The study also outlines the gundog process: selecting the appropriate dog, formal training for the hunting environment, establishing steadiness, retrieving and delivery, directional work, scent lines, negotiating obstacles, assessing progress, health and welfare, and much more.

Absolutely Positively Gundog Training

Positive Training for Your Retriever Gundog

Author: Robert Milner

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514221839


Page: 146

View: 6070

With Absolutely Positively Gundog Training, Milner has taken the latest scientific research into how dogs learn and combined it with his own vast experience and commonsense training methods. The result is an approach that is as effective as it is easy. For the hunter who wants a calm, steady, and obedient retriever, there's no better training method. This book provides everything needed for you to turn out a sporting dog that excels at life. Whether you want your dog to be a gundog, a water dog, a shed dog, an upland dog, a deer tracker or a fishing companion, this book charts the course Every other page exclaims, "That makes perfect sense." Milner debunks a number of groundless myths and counter-productive training practices that proliferate in today's sporting dog culture. A big divide exists today in the gundog sector in America. The opposing views are tradition-based compulsion training versus the science-based positive training model derived from B.F. Skinner's operant conditioning theory. Robert Milner's new book bridges that gap. Milner brings to the table vast experience in both training methods. He has trained over two thousand gundogs with traditional compulsion and has trained several hundred gundogs with a positive training model. He pronounces the positive model a definitive winner. His new book covers all the bases for a beginning gundog trainer. Milner covers the dog's history and domestication as it relates to training. He shows you how the dog perceives the world, how the dog communicates, and how he learns. Big surprises await some readers. Milner cites many examples of recent dog research that upend traditional training theories. This book gives the reader a simple roadmap to success in producing a gundog that is extremely well-mannered, a persistent hunter and very responsive on whistle stops and hand signals. The simplicity of the training model will be a pleasant surprise to many new trainers. Most importantly, Milner's training model is fun for the trainer and the dog.

Retriever Training

A Back-To-Basics Approach

Author: Robert Milner

Publisher: Ducks Unlimited Incorporated

ISBN: 9781572233911

Category: Pets

Page: 198

View: 7072

Presents a step-by-step regimen for training retrievers.

From Fearful to Fear Free

A Positive Program to Free Your Dog from Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias

Author: Marty Becker,Lisa Radosta,Wailiani Sung,Mikkel Becker

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757320791

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 9794

Almost every dog owner has a pet who suffers from fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS). They are the underlying cause of many concerning behaviors such as excessive barking, aggression, destructive behaviors, and house-soiling. They are also the source for deterioration of the human-animal bond, and can make a trip to the veterinarian, pet groomer, or boarding facility miserable for pet and owner alike. Left untreated, these negative experiences can lead to devastating consequences and permanent damage. Unfortunately, many well-meaning owners misinterpret or overlook the often subtle signs of emotional injury and turmoil, or think that the pet will simply "outgrow" it. This leads to unnecessary trauma and suffering. Common FAS triggers include: Trips to the veterinarian (even for routine services such as vaccinations and nail trims) Bath time, brushing, or cleaning ears. Loud noises; thunderstorms; fireworks; the vacuum cleaner; construction; gunshots; or even buzzers on appliances. Less-familiar people or animals encountered on walks or near the home. Being left alone during work hours or even for short errands. Travel, including car rides. Finally, there's help. From Fearful to Fear Free is based on the groundbreaking Fear Free program embraced by tens of thousands of veterinary healthcare professionals and hundreds of thousands of pet owners ( and This is the first and most authoritative book on the subject of reducing FAS and increasing "happy and calm" in dogs. Since pets communicate nonverbally, this book will help you recognize if your pet is suffering from FAS. By knowing your dog's body language, vocalizations, and changes in normal habits, you can make an accurate diagnosis and take action to prevent triggers or treat the fallout if they do happen. You'll learn: The most effective prescription sedatives for keeping dogs calm and happy during thunderstorms, fireworks, and other stressful events. The positive steps you can take to keep your pet occupied, calm, and content while you're away at work or play. Simple, practical tactics for helping your dog learn to love going to the veterinarian's office--literally pulling you into the practice instead of avoiding it! How to easily groom your dog and give him medication. Tips to tame the chaos when guests arrive in your home or when your dog encounters other dogs and people on walks. Ways to tackle some of the common behavior issues that often have a root cause of FAS, while also improving your communication and bond with your pet. The three veterinary coauthors and one highly respected pet trainer have a combined 88 years of experience in the trenches of veterinary medicine, with specialties in behavior and training. By using their cutting-edge techniques, you'll have pets that are happier, healthier and live a longer, fuller life.

Working Gundogs

An Introduction to Training and Handling

Author: Martin Deeley,Cesar Millan

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847970992

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 8334

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.

Expert Advice on Gun Dog Training

Author: David Michael Duffey

Publisher: Academic Learning Company LLC

ISBN: 9780832904110

Category: Pets

Page: 270

View: 3158

Ten experts describe their approaches to grooming pointers, retrievers, versatiles, and spaniels for the field

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