GUNDOGS: THEIR LEARNING CHAIN, 2ND EDITION
Author: Joe Irving
Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS, Jan 1999
Well-written & enjoyable guide, how to train a dog for any type of shooting. Detailed steps of training at each stage, from buying a puppy to working it in the field. 22 line drawings, 22 B/w photos; 6x9 inches, 224 pgs.
This handbook shows readers how to train a dog for any type of shooting--by following a series of basic lessons that form a special sequence or "learning chain." From choosing a puppy to working it in the field, Irving describes in detail how to adapt each stage of training to suit individual temperaments and every breed of gundog.
"I'd recommend the book to anyone interested in training a gundog, whatever the breed." --Derry Argue, Shooting News
"A well-written and enjoyable handbook, packed with good sense, excellent teaching points and formula which, with nine dogs out of ten, cannot but succeed." --John Humphries, Shooting Times
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joe Irving is a professional gundog trainer and regular contributor to Sporting Gun, Shooting News and Working Gundog. He is the also the author of Training Spaniels.