Author: Kenneth Roebuck
Format: Softcover, 188 pages, B/W Photos & Illustrated
Dimensions: (in inches): 5.00 x 8.00
The first gun-dog book devoted exclusively to the flushing breeds and to cover training retrievers for upland game work.
Unlike other authors on gun-dog training, Kenneth Roebuck is a professional gun-dog trainer first, and an author second. Thus, GUN-DOG TRAINING SPANIELS AND RETRIEVERS hunting dog training book
offers a wealth of information on--and explodes the many myths that have sprung up around the art of developing a first-rate gun dog.
Gun-Dog Training Spaniels and Retrievers hunting dog training book
covers how to read a pedigree, how to choose a pup, early training, retrieving, introduction to gunfire, introduction to water, quartering, dropping to shot and whistle, steadiness to flush and shot, double retrieves, blind retrieves... and many important new Don'ts for the hunter who wants to train his own dog.
Kenneth Roebuck is careful to point out in this hunting dog training book
not only what the handler should do, but also what mistakes should be avoided. Going through the entire process of training from choosing a pup to such advanced stages as double and blind retrieves and steadiness to flush and shot.
Over 100 photos and line drawings in this hunting dog training book
complement the author's direct, common sense instruction, which will introduce both the beginning trainer and the experienced dog man to bringing his spaniel, or retriever, up to a standard of reliability and excellence beyond any previous expectation. Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 – Choosing your Dog
Chapter 2 – Starting the Right Way
Chapter 3 – Preliminary Training
Chapter 4 – Faults
Chapter 5 – Starting Advanced Training
Chapter 6 – Advanced Training for Upland Hunters
Chapter 7 – Advanced Training for Non-Slip Retrievers
Chapter 8 – First Hunting Trips
Chapter 9 – Advanced Training – Second Year
Chapter 10 – Housing your Dog