The Pet Gundog

A Common Sense Approach to Dog Training

Author: Lez Graham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781452015002

Category: Nature

Page: 112

View: 2889


The Pet Gundog has been written for all those dog owners, who like me, have a gundog breed sharing their home. Introducing you to the psychology of the dog, common sense behaviour advice is given on how to achieve harmony in your mixed-species pack. Basic training and good manners are covered, after all, who wants to live with a bolshie, bad mannered gundog? A toe-dipping foray into the world of shooting gives you an insight into what your dog has been bred for. The book then covers how to exploit your gundog's innate behaviour so that walks become a pleasure, your home stays intact and you have a happy, contented and fulfilled pet gundog. "This is one of the most refreshing books on dog training that I have read for many years. This is a book about practical training with an immense and clear description of the underlying behaviour within our pet dogs and how we can utilise those intrinsic drives to enhance the training of our dogs. This book should be a prerequisite for dog owners to read - is not just of use for those who own Gundog breeds, but for all dog owners. The author has an informal and empathetic style of writing that leaves the reader not only with factual, common sense good solid dog training, but amusing anecdotes and helpful explanations throughout which results in leaving the reader feeling as if they know the author personally. So good do I believe this book to be, I recommended it to numerous clients before its publication!" Ross McCarthy MBIPDT MCFBA "Lez is a treasure trove of common-sense and practical methods for training all breeds of dogs - it's the best book of the year" Colin C Tennant Chairman of the Canine & Feline Behaviour Association http: //

Training Your Pointing Dog for Hunting and Home

Author: Richard D. Weaver

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811702591

Category: Pets

Page: 116

View: 915


Tells how to choose the right breed for your personality and hunting and includes training tips for housebreaking and basic living commands Techniques for introducing the gun, achieving staunchness on point, and advanced field quartering and retrieving Preventing problem behaviors of deer chasing, blinking, gun shyness, hardmouth, short stopping Training Your Pointing Dog for Hunting and Home tells how to develop an obedient gun dog that is also an affectionate family companion, with training schedules and advice on everything from handling a newborn pup to teaching advanced field techniques and finely tuned pointing manners. The book presents a simplified, commonsense approach that can be used in its entirety or to troubleshoot individual aspects of your dog's education. Explained is the importance of early obedience training and appropriate transition to the field, including tips for retrieving, quartering, sight pointing, and bird work. With proper care and handling, you can cultivate your pup's natural aptitudes and achieve a rewarding relationship with a healthy, happy gun dog.

In the Bag!

Labrador Training from Puppy to Gundog

Author: Margaret Allen

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975720

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 5623


In the Bag! offers a fresh approach to gundog training for beginners and seasoned trainers alike. It contains sound advice on the selection of your Labrador Retriever and valuable information regarding his care and management from puppy to veteran. It gives step-by-step guidance on his training and how to make smooth progress towards the finished article: a Labrador that is a pleasure in the home as well as in the field, and a reliable shooting companion who puts game in the bag. Margaret Allen has been successfully training, trialling, breeding and showing Labradors since 1964. Trying to understand the workings of the canine mind has always held a fascination for Margaret and she believes that in order to train your dog successfully, you should make it your chief objective to find out what makes him tick. In this book, you will learn how your dog thinks, reacts and learns. Armed with this knowledge, training should proceed with a minimum of setbacks. Our working Labrador has been bred for generations to retrieve game - it is in his blood. Through selective breeding, dogs have been produced which are kindly and willing to please. It should not, therefore, be hard work to make him into a Gundog. It should be fun! This book will help you make it so. A fresh approach to gundog training for beginners and seasoned trainers alike, which explains how to train your Labrador so that he is a pleasure to work with and an asset in the field. Contains sound advice on the selection of your Labrador and valuable information on care and management from puppy to veteran. Fully illustrated with 90 colour photographs. Margaret Allen has been successfully training, trialling, breeding and showing Labradors since 1964 and her dogs have been featured in various shooting magazines.

Sporting Dog and Retriever Training - The Wildrose Way

Raising a Gentleman's Gundog for Home and Field

Author: Mike Stewart,Paul Fersen

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 0789324466

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 8995


A guide to training a hunting dog from puppyhood focuses on five key concepts and addresses topics ranging from communicating with the animal to preparing it to encounter any game, terrain, and destination.

Speed Train Your Own Bird Dog

Author: Larry Mueller

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811723046

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 7783


Offers advice on selecting and caring for a hunting dog, and explains how to train a young dog using food, play and praise to reinforce his conditioning

Gun-Dog Training Pointing Dogs

Author: Kenneth C. Roebuck

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811707145

Category: Pets

Page: 183

View: 7210


Discusses the selection and housing of a hunting dog and supplies practical guidance on training a dog for hunting

Shaping the Wolf Within Your Dog

Author: Nathan B. Childs

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412012139

Category: Pets

Page: 209

View: 7481


Shaping the Wolf Within Your Dog is a comparison study of wolf and dog behavior. It is also a comprehensive guide for living in harmony with dogs. We know dogs are genetically related to the wolf; and both exhibit identical instincts, behaviors, temperaments, and dispositions - and both abide to the law of nature that contends: for any animal grouping to survive, there must be social order and communication between its members. Knowing this, we should learn all we can about wolf behavior, and incorporate that knowledge with our dogs. By learning how pack animals establish social order and communicate with one another, we can use this information to shape our dogs' natural instincts, without having to use food bribes or violence. When we communicate in our dogs' language, we will be able to communicate our leadership. The outcome will be predictable, for we will be using the same methods of an alpha wolf when he establishes and maintains social order with a pack of wolves. We will be shaping the same wolf instincts that are intact and engaged in each of our dogs. Shaping the Wolf Within Your Dog illuminates: The natural behavior of canines The language of canines How alphas lead their packs How alphas discipline and show affection The hierarchy of the wolf social order The natural friendliness, loyalty, and devotion of pack members How to pick the best pup from a litter How to establish social order with pups Basic obedience and off lead obedience Family protection training

Retriever Training

A Back-To-Basics Approach

Author: Robert Milner

Publisher: Ducks Unlimited Incorporated

ISBN: 9781572233911

Category: Pets

Page: 198

View: 9247


Presents a step-by-step regimen for training retrievers.

Absolutely Positively Gundog Training

Positive Training for Your Retriever Gundog

Author: Robert Milner

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514221839


Page: 146

View: 3107


With Absolutely Positively Gundog Training, Milner has taken the latest scientific research into how dogs learn and combined it with his own vast experience and commonsense training methods. The result is an approach that is as effective as it is easy. For the hunter who wants a calm, steady, and obedient retriever, there's no better training method. This book provides everything needed for you to turn out a sporting dog that excels at life. Whether you want your dog to be a gundog, a water dog, a shed dog, an upland dog, a deer tracker or a fishing companion, this book charts the course Every other page exclaims, "That makes perfect sense." Milner debunks a number of groundless myths and counter-productive training practices that proliferate in today's sporting dog culture. A big divide exists today in the gundog sector in America. The opposing views are tradition-based compulsion training versus the science-based positive training model derived from B.F. Skinner's operant conditioning theory. Robert Milner's new book bridges that gap. Milner brings to the table vast experience in both training methods. He has trained over two thousand gundogs with traditional compulsion and has trained several hundred gundogs with a positive training model. He pronounces the positive model a definitive winner. His new book covers all the bases for a beginning gundog trainer. Milner covers the dog's history and domestication as it relates to training. He shows you how the dog perceives the world, how the dog communicates, and how he learns. Big surprises await some readers. Milner cites many examples of recent dog research that upend traditional training theories. This book gives the reader a simple roadmap to success in producing a gundog that is extremely well-mannered, a persistent hunter and very responsive on whistle stops and hand signals. The simplicity of the training model will be a pleasant surprise to many new trainers. Most importantly, Milner's training model is fun for the trainer and the dog.

Best Way to Train Your Gun Dog

The Delmar Smith Method

Author: Bill Tarrant

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780679507505

Category: Pets

Page: 186

View: 4168


Expert instructions in the training method of Delmar Smith, winner of ten national championships, are supplmented with photographs of the fine points and problem situations

Urban Gun Dogs

Training Flushing Dogs for Home and Field

Author: Anthony Z. Roettger,Benjamin H. Schleider, III

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615530833

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

View: 1834


This is a unique field dog training program and guide for hunters, field trial enthusiasts, and dog owners preparing their dogs for hunt tests who reside cities and towns. This step-by-step book helps the urban trainer, constrained by the city environment, to turn an untrained puppy into a highly polished hunting retriever. It offers an extremely unique and detailed program for obedience training in addition to a solid approach for field training. The book contains color photographs of dogs in action, and drawings designed to assist the novice or experienced dog trainer with field exercises. It identifies training locations in and around cities, how to schedule dog training sessions, house training techniques, urban socialization approaches, how to find flushing dog clubs, exercises and drills for indoor training during inclement weather, how to select professional trainers, valuable insight as to how flushing dog hunting tests and field trials are run, and superb handling guidance for a variety of upland game birds and waterfowl.

Professional Gundog Training

The Trade Secrets

Author: Joe Irving

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811702249

Category: Pets

Page: 172

View: 7269


Reveals the techniques and skills of the professional gundog trainers Informative and invaluable instruction for all gundog owners This book, the long-awaited new gundog training book from best-selling author Joe Irving, reveals the techniques professional trainers use so the average gundog owner can apply them in his or her own training program. Set out in an easily-accessible A-Z format, this book, at times controversial, will open the world of field trials to a wider public while giving invaluable information to every gundog owner.

Gundog Training

Author: Paul Rawlings

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861269256

Category: Pets

Page: 190

View: 1126


The main objective of this intriguing handbook is to ensure that all members of the family, including children, can enjoy their dogs in both the home and the outdoors. Topics include principles of how a dog learns, how its behavior can be modified through positive and kind methods, the instructor-pupil relationship, and the teaching process. The study also outlines the gundog process: selecting the appropriate dog, formal training for the hunting environment, establishing steadiness, retrieving and delivery, directional work, scent lines, negotiating obstacles, assessing progress, health and welfare, and much more.


Training the All-Seasons Birddog

Author: James B. Spencer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781577790594

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 4405


Total Recall

Perfect Response Training for Puppies and Adult Dogs

Author: Pippa Mattinson

Publisher: Quiller Press

ISBN: 9781846891496

Category: Pets

Page: 248

View: 1529


Many dog owners struggle to manage their dogs, and the vast majority of people who need help have one simple but overwhelming problem. Their dog won't come back when they call him. Through focusing on this single and most important of obedience commands, Pippa Mattinson shows the dog owner - whether of a puppy or an adult dog - how to build up a reliable recall successfully, layer by layer, and step by step, using effective and positive training techniques. The author offers the reader an insight into the mind of the dog and explains exactly why dogs behave in the way that they do. Training exercises are described in unique detail, and with the inclusion of a helpful problem solving section, nothing is left to chance.

21 Days to Train Your Dog

Author: Colin Tennant

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781554071333

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 3350


Presents a three-week training program for dogs, including basic commands, techniques in using voice and hand directions, and advice on training aids, the use of rewards for motivation, and the elimination of unacceptable behavior.

German Wirehaired Pointers Today

Author: Sharon Pinkerton

Publisher: Howell Books

ISBN: 9780876051825

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 8047


This book traces the history of the German Wirehaired Pointer from its origins to its role today as a gun dog, show dog, and companion dog. Sharon Pinkerton, who works and shows her dogs, thoroughly covers both aspects of the breed, highlighting training methods and leading kennels. Special emphasis is placed on the upbringing of the GWP in order to maximize this versatile breed's full potential.

Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog

A 3-Step Positive Dog-Training Program

Author: Julie A. Bjelland

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429988100

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 4566


A comprehensive dog training and puppy training program that offers the added benefit of one-on-one online advice from the author Do you consider your dog part of the family? Most dog guardians do. But just like children, dogs need structure. Structure to show him that he shouldn't jump on every person who enters your house, or urinate indoors, or drag you down the road when you walk him. In Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog, Julie Bjelland offers all the information you need to make your dog confident, secure and able to understand and follow rules. Drawing on years of experience, Julie has created a thorough guide that teaches basic training, how to communicate with your dog, and how to prevent and solve behavior problems. She discusses how to train your puppy and how to train adult dogs, even special needs dogs, and tells how to choose the right dog for your family and how to integrate him into a home with kids, other dogs, or cats. Because each dog's situation is unique, Julie is offering readers exclusive one-on-one guidance via her website, for up to 60 days. Here dog training, often very expensive, is now affordable and accessible to a broad audience. Julie's down-to-earth, uncomplicated advice is a welcome solution for a busy dog guardian and aims to change the way people communicate with, and care for, their dogs forever.

Finished Dog

Author: Charles Jurney

Publisher: Information Age Publishing

ISBN: 9780972849500

Category: Hunting dogs

Page: 362

View: 9155


# This book is designed to produce a finished retriever for waterfowl hunting, upland hunting, field trial or hunt testing. # Finished Dog is full of dog training tips and is loaded with diagrams and photos detailing how to develop and train your retriever. # Charles Jurney teaches how to use an e-collar the correct way, but he also understands that this method is not for everyone. He covers both e-collar and non-collar training in this book.