Covers all pointing & flushing breeds as well as sensible approaches to buying a dog, bringing up a pup & yard & field training in this updated edition. B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 292 pgs.
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 new chapter on the help and services 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 revised appendices list recommended books and periodicals, other literature, breed registries, organizations, and suppliers of equipment and accessories.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"John Falk's The Complete Guide to Bird Dog Training admirably achieves what it has attempted. It is excellent for the man who would like to train his own pointing or flushing dogs."--Nelson Bryant, The New York Times
"This book is a nice addition to any dog owner's library and very helpful to the new bird dog owner or a person contemplating the purchase of a bird dog. It is a down-to-earth book that is easy to understand, even by a novice."--Robert H. McKowen, AKC Gazette
". . . helps the reader in selecting the breed best suited to his kind of hunting and gives valuable advice on buying, as well as detailed step-by-step training procedures."--Paul Wahl, Popular Science
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
John R. Falk has trained and hunted dogs since the 1940s. For six years he was part owner of Shoshone English Setter Kennels in Garrison, New York. He is also the author of The Complete Guide of Turkey Taxidermy and The Complete Guide to Small-Game Taxidermy.