SPORTING DOG AND RETRIEVER TRAINING THE WILDROSE WAY: RAISING A GENTLEMAN'S GUNDOG FOR HOME AND FIEL
Author: Mike Stewart, Paul Fersen, & John Newman
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Sep 2012
A comprehensive guide to transforming your dog into a valuable wing-shooting companion in the field and at home. A unique, low-force, positive training method that is field-proven for upland & waterfowl gundogs. Color illus; 6x9 inches, 256 pgs.
Created by Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels, the Wildrose Way is a unique, low-force, positive training method that is field-proven for upland and waterfowl gundogs. The training prepares dogs for versatility?any game, any terrain, any destination?and makes them desirable companions for any situation.Now, for the first time, Stewart?s methods are compiled in one indispensable reference book, fully illustrated with photographs and diagrams. Containing chapters on establishing essential behaviors, the core skills of the hunting retriever, and waterdog finishing work, as well as sidebars on such topics as breed selection and effective canine leadership, this step-by-step book is designed specifically for wing-shooters who want to transform their pup into a gentleman?s gundog.
"Mike Stewart's Wildrose Way is the right way when it comes to training gundogs. Mike has an uncanny talent for getting the best out of his "clients", and he's also a pro at communicating his simple methods so other trainers can do likewise. Sporting Dog and Retriever Training earns 5 stars?my highest recommendation! It's the book I'll train by." ~Wade Bourne
"The Wildrose Way is a simple method to help you develop a healthy relationship with your working dog. Stewart takes a holistic view of dog training that's valuable to any handler, whether you want a water dog, upland dog, or adventure dog." ~Grayson Schaffer, Outside Magazine
"Mike?s common sense approach to gundog training and handling is time tested and it works! Furthermore, it is unusual for one pro trainer to excel in both pointing as well as flusher/retriever dog training. Mike has accomplished that as well. The result: A gentleman?s gundog of which one can be proud, either at home or afield." ~John C. Gosselin, The Upland Almanac
"Mike Stewart, perhaps America's best canine-training person, has finally shown us some of his secrets. Using unrelenting positive-reinforcement for the dog and demanding work at understanding the way each dog's mind works, The Wildrose Way allows us a window into the amazing and ancient dog and human relationship. Now I know, to an enlightening degree, how Stewart does it." ~Donovan Webster, National Geographic Advisory Board
About the Authors:
Mike Stewart is president of Wildrose Kennels and has more than thirty years of experience training a variety of sporting dogs. His unique, positive training method is recognized and celebrated by sportsmen across the country. Paul Fersen has been with The Orvis Company for almost two decades and is now a senior writer. He has been published in Gray?s Sporting Journal and American Angler and has written several books. John Newman is president of Ducks Unlimited, the world?s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving waterfowl habitats.
Paul Fersen has been with The Orvis Company for almost two decades and is now a senior writer. He has been published in Gray?s Sporting Journal and American Angler and has written several books.
John Newman is president of Ducks Unlimited, the world?s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving waterfowl habitats.