THE TRUTH ABOUT SPORTING DOGS.

THE TRUTH ABOUT SPORTING DOGS.

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRAINING GUNDOGS. By James Douglas.

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRAINING GUNDOGS. By James Douglas.

GUNDOG TRAINING. By James Douglas.

1983 1st edition. 8vo (141 x 222mm). Pp144. B/w photographs, line illustrations.

"There is no mystique in training a gundog and, given correct guidance, anyone with dedication and patience can achieve excellent results." Chapters include: Choosing - rough shooting, wildfowling, moorland shooting, the all-rounders; Choosing the puppy - parasites, worms, fleas, lice and ticks, inoculations; Your new puppy - house-training, naming the dog, chewing, feedin, three to six old, early retrieving; From six to nine months - first steps in retrieving, walking to heel, introduction to water, quartering; Nine to ten months - steadiness to the dummy, jumping, introduction to shot, gun nervousness, whistle control at a disctance, dropping to shot; Ten months to one year - further water work, advanced dummy retrieving, directional hand signals and 'go back' command, use of the dummy launcher and blind retrieves, scents and scenting; One year to eighteen months - bringing out the gun, introduction to cold or dead game, taking a line, live game, pointing; Eighteen months to two years - going shooting for the first time, picking up, advanced water retrieving, wildfowling; Field trials - spaniel trials, retriever trials, trialing with hunting, pointing retrieving dogs; Bitches and breeding - seasons, false pregnancy, spaying, mating, bitches, youngs puppies, weanings, selling the puppies; Your dog's futures. James Douglas was the pseudonym of Douglas Mitchell, a well-known archer who died in 2002 following a freak accident with a bow.
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Book Code
4038
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Author Douglas (James). (1944-2002).
Book Code 4038
ISBN 0715383361 / 0715383361
Book Description Very good in dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1983
Publisher David and Charles.
Place Newton Abbot, Devon.