A GUIDE TO DOG SPORTS
After reading this book you will be armed with confidence and be able to enjoy and win at your chosen doggy sport. This is the insider information that you'd get from your dog-buddies. Every beginning exhibitor in any dog sport needs to read this one!
EARTHDOG INS & OUTS
Jo Ann Frier-Murza
History of earthdogs and individual studies of suitable breeds, artificial den trials around the world, selecting a breed and choosing a puppy, entering and exhibiting your novice or advanced dog, and the real thing - in the field.
ESSENTIAL CARE IN THE FIELD: A FITNESS MANUAL FOR WORKING DOGS
by Jackie Drakeford & Mark Elliott Full of sound, practical advice, it describes how to start with the right dog in the first place, how to keep it in top condition, how to achieve and manage peak fitness, and the best methods of dealing with health problems in the field.
FIRST AID FOR THE ACTIVE DOG
Learn invaluable life-saving skills for the types of emergencies your dog could encounter on a hiking or hunting expedition, or when involved in any outdoor activity.
Training the hunter's retriever for upland birds and waterfowl. Have a skilled retriever by the time your dog is one year old.
GUNDOG SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
What to do and how to do it. How the dog's mind works: instead of speech, scent, eyes, etc., the canine mind, and In Practice: forms of restraint, game and gun, crime and punishment, exercise, and much more.
Author is a gamekeeper and gundog trainer mainly with spaniels. There are chapters on breeds, choice of puppy, pre-training, and all phases of training.
GUNDOG TRAINING: POINTING DOGS
Care and training of all pointing breeds. Gives your pup the right start with sound basics in the first formative weeks of training and moves on to more advanced lessons.
GUNDOGS: THEIR LEARNING CHAIN
Shows how to train a dog for any type of shooting, following a series of basic lessons which form a special sequence or "learning chain."
HEY PUP, FETCH IT UP!
by Bill Tarrant The complete retriever training book by a well-known master trainer.
HOW TO HELP GUN DOGS TRAIN THEMSELVES
New Edition! How to socialize, expose and condition your gun dog during the first 12 months of life. Takes advantage of the special learning opportunities during puppyhood.
Learn about field trialing for sighthounds and how to take part in this exciting dog sport! Eligible breeds, rules, training and conditioning and history of the sport.
POINT! TRAINING THE ALL-SEASONS BIRDDOG
Reprinted! Training the all-seasons bird dog from noted authority James Spencer. Written especially for the beginner; packed with useful information.
POINTERS AND SETTERS
Complete guide to the training and breeding of the Pointer, English, Irish, and Gordon setters.
POINTING DOGS MADE EASY
Field training fundamentals, personalize your training, proper care and maintenance of the hunting dog, and how to live with your dog the other ten months!
POINTING DOGS: THEIR TRAINING AND HANDLING
Straight talk on training bird dogs including Objectives; Choosing the Prospect; Thoughts on Breeding; Dog Behavior; the Ideal Bird Dog; Pointing Dogs & Game Birds; Training Equipment; First Lessons, and much more.
RETRIEVER HUNT TESTS - A HANDLER'S GUIDE TO SUCCESS
by JAMES SPENCER Hunt tests are noncompetitive testing programs where each retriever entered is judged against a written standard and passes or fails the test on his own merits. Compared with competitive events, the atmosphere at hunt tests is refreshing. Writing for hunt testers at every level, Spencer fills in the “things they forgot to tell you.” Whether you are beginner, a skilled handler needing an occasional refresher, a judge or a worker—this book is for you!
RETRIEVER PUPPY TRAINING
Clarice Rutherford & Cherylon Loveland
A concise guide designed to help you get your retriever puppy off on the right foot to become a successful hunting dog.
RETRIEVER TRAINING DRILLS FOR MARKING
by James Spencer Exercises are limited to field work and oriented to amateurs training their own dogs for hunting or hunt tests. A supplement to a complete training manual.
RETRIEVER TRAINING DRILLS FOR MARKING
Exercises are limited to field work and oriented to amateurs training their own dogs for hunting or hunt tests. A supplement to a complete training manual.
RETRIEVER TRAINING FOR SPANIELS
At last, a book designed for training the hunting spaniel! Learn how to get results training your spaniel for non-slip retriever work using common sense methods, positive reinforcement and clicker training.
RETRIEVER TRAINING TESTS
Now you and your dog can do better in field trials, working certificate tests, and in actual hunting! Understand the environmental factors that may affect a dog's performance, get training and handling tips from a respected test judge.
Every aspect of training is covered from the earliest days up to advanced levels. In addition to the author's extensive experience gained over the last 30 years, contains the knowledge and advice of 12 top trainers.
SCENTING ON THE WIND: SCENTWORK FOR HUNTING DOGS
Explains scenting conditions, weather conditions, and grid patterns. When applied to the hunting dog, it gives the hunter the edge over those who do not consider these elements. Designed to fit into a pocket!
SILENT HUNTING VIDEO
Step-by-step training guide for the first-time hunting dog owner, suitable for all versatile hunting breeds. Positive training methods are geared to produce a happy hunting dog.
SPEED TRAIN YOUR OWN BIRD DOG
Based on shrewd insight into canine psychology, the speed train system will produce an outstanding bird dog - and it will make the training process enjoyable for both dog and master.
SPEED TRAIN YOUR OWN RETRIEVER
With this step-by-step speed train system, you've trained an outstanding dog, the bold, self-confident hunting retriever you wanted.
THE 10-MINUTE RETRIEVER
John & Amy Dahl
"How to Make an Obedient and Enthusiastic Gundog in 10 Minutes a Day" Reflects the authors' belief that daily 10-minute training sessions best suit a retriever's attention span and lead to rapid learning. Uses ear pinch and electronic training extensively.
THE AMERICAN KENNEL AND SPORTING FIELD
Beautifully done reprint of an 1883 book on setters, primarily English Setters. Discusses the origin of the dog and various sporting breeds; what constitutes a good dog; points in selecting a dog; Setters, their breeding and comparative value; the best dog for American sporting and much more.
THE STORY OF THE PLOTT HOUND: STRIKE & STAY
by Bob Plott Bob Plott, the great-great-great-grandson of Johannes Plott, retells his ancestors tales of the origins of the Plott Bear Hound starting in 1750, when Johannes left Germany for the mountains of North Carolina.
THE ULTIMATE HUNTING DOG REFERENCE BOOK
by Vickie Lamb A comprehensive guide that provides hunters with all the information they need to choose and then get the best from their four-legged hunting companions. Includes a training journal and extensive resource list.
TRADITIONAL WORKING TERRIER
Origins and uses of the main working terrier breeds, discusses how to care for and use these terriers for pest control.
TRAINING A YOUNG POINTER
by Joseph Healy The account of the author's attempts to sort through conflicting opinions from fellow dog owners and various trainers and find his own path. Entertaining and informative!
TRAINING POINTING DOGS
by Paul Long Recently revised with new photographs and format, highlights the guidance of a master dog trainer. For all gun dog trainers, professional or amateur.
TRAINING RETRIEVERS FOR MARSHES & MEADOWS
The amateur trainer has several advantages over the professional: love of his dog, flexibility, no deadlines. Learn how to make the most of your retriever.
TRAINING RETRIEVERS TO HANDLE
D.L. & Ann Walters
Create good habits or prevent bad ones while training a retriever for field competition. Well illustrated.
VETERINARY ADVICE FOR GUNDOG OWNERS
Especially for the sporting dog breeds! First aid in the field, general maintenance, hereditary problems, breeding, dietary needs.
Richard Wolters has developed user-friendly step-by-step training methods for the layperson which have been popular for many years.
Written for the Labrador owner whose dog is a family pet and also a working gundog.
WORKING POINTERS AND SETTERS
Looks at the way the pointers and setters were originally evolved and how they have developed into the working, showing and pet dogs we know today. Also takes the reader through basic training to more advanced lessons and finally to introducing the young dog to field trials or the shooting field.
WORKING SPRINGER SPANIEL
How to choose, train, work, breed and trial the world's most popular sporting spaniel, including a section on the working cocker.