Teaches handlers how to correct flaws in a dog's behavior in the field using humane & effective techniques that work for bird dogs, retrievers & flushers. 82 B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 192 pgs.
? 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bill Tarrant has helped thousands of hunters train their dogs with his books, including Problem Gun Dogs (0-8117-2639-8), Hey Pup, Fetch It Up (0-8117-0799-7), and Tarrant Trains Gun Dogs (0-8117-1723-2). Bill has been described by Hunting Retriever magazine as "one of the premier dog writers in America." He has won numerous awards and was twice named dog writer of the year by the Dog Writer's Association of America.