The Ultimate Guide to Bird Dog Training: A Realistic Approach to Training Close-Working Gun Dogs for Tight Cover Conditions

The Ultimate Guide to Bird Dog Training: A Realistic Approach to Training Close-Working Gun Dogs for Tight Cover Conditions

by Jerome B. Robinson
     
 

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BIRD DOG TRAINING explains how to train a bird dog to hunt at a pace that suits a man walking, and to point and hold birds with all the elegance and style of a field trial champion. It combines successful traditional methods with modern electronic techniques to show how the nation's top professional gun dog trainers develop reliable hunting

Overview

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO BIRD DOG TRAINING explains how to train a bird dog to hunt at a pace that suits a man walking, and to point and hold birds with all the elegance and style of a field trial champion. It combines successful traditional methods with modern electronic techniques to show how the nation's top professional gun dog trainers develop reliable hunting dogs that are easy to control, exciting to watch, and stylish on point.

Topics covered include:
Electronic training aids
Selecting and starting pups
How to prevent gun shyness
Backyard bird dog practice
Using your dog afield for the first time
Teaching dogs to quarter ahead of the gun
Using the wind to your advantage
And much more

The author has traveled around the United States for more than thirty years studying how professional trainers develop the most dependable and enjoyable hunting dogs, and passing that information on to readers. In this invaluable volume, he provides everything the sportsman or -woman needs to know to train pointing dogs for hunting in the close-cover conditions found in most parts of the country today.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Follow Jerry Robinson and your path to glorious and golden upland gunning over a great dog will become clear. Here, in one book, you will find everything you need to save time, money, and aggravation in developing the hunting companion of a lifetime."
—Lamar Underwood, former editor-in-chief, Sports Afield and Outdoor Life

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592281619
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,070,250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

JEROME B. ROBINSON was gun dog editor for Sports Afield for more than twenty years, and has also written countless articles on gun dogs for Field & Stream and many other national publications. He is also the author of Training the Hunting Retriever (page TK), The Field & Stream Deer Hunting Handbook (page TK), In the Deer Woods (page TK), and In the Turkey Woods (page TK). He lives in New Hampshire.

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