A beautifully illustrated guide to training a working spaniel in the shooting field, from basic obedience to advanced hunting and retrieving, with advice and step-by-step information from esteemed gundog trainer Graham Gibson. Complete Training for the Working Spaniel is suitable for both novice and experienced trainers, and is essential reading for anyone looking to bring out the best from their spaniel in the shooting field. Topics covered include choosing a spaniel; teaching the basics - commands, lead training and the recall; introduction to game; hunting, retrieving and handling; common problems and solutions, from the delivery to chasing game; advanced retrieving and water work and finally competitions and gundog trials. There are 141 beautiful colour photographs to demonstrate the training techniques throughout.decoying wood pigeons are excellent methods for teaching steadiness. ... Exercise 7: When ferreting or decoying, and the dog has sat steadily while three or four rabbits or pigeons have been shot, pick most of them by hand, leaving one foranbsp;...
|Title||:||Complete Training for the Working Spaniel|
|Publisher||:||Crowood - 2015-04-30|