GUNDOG TRAINING. By James Douglas.

GUNDOG TRAINING. By James Douglas.

THE COMPLETE GUNDOG. Compiled by John Humphreys.

THE COMPLETE GUNDOG. Compiled by John Humphreys.

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRAINING GUNDOGS. By James Douglas.

1985 1st edition. Large 8vo (174 x 241mm). Ppxii,172. B/w photographs and line illustrations.

This is a systematically arranged guide to training a gundog. Chapters include: Choosing the right breed - breed standards given for: Chesapeake Bay, Labrador, Flatcoated, Golden, Curly-coated Retrievers; English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. HPRS: German shorthaired pointers, Large Munsterlander, Hungarian Viszla, Wiemaraner, German Wirehaired Pointer. Choosing your puppy; The new puppy - house-training, parasites and pest, diseases and inoculations, sitting, introduction to the lead; Six to nine months - wlaking to heel, first training sessions, sitting to whistle, early retrieving, introduction to water, reward and punishment; Nine to twelve months - introduction to feathered dummy, introduction to shot, dummy launcher, distance controld with whistle and hand signals, distance hand signals, retrieving from water, dropping to shot, crossing obstacles, quartering, pointing; One year to eighteen months - directional hand signals, advance dummy retrieving, blind retrieves, advanced water work, bringing out the gun, dead game, taking a line; Eighteen months to two years - the rabbit pen, dropping to flush, bringing it all together; Going shooting - picking up, wildfowling, scents; Trials and trialling - preparing the dog, field test, spaniel trials, retriever trials, HPR trials; Bitches and breeding - seasons, to mate or not to mate, false pregnancy, spaying, castration, mating, the pregnancy, the new puppies, dew claw removal, tail docking, worming, claw trimming, selling the puppies; The years to come; Equipment and kennel design. 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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4039
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Author Douglas (James). (1944-2002).
Book Code 4039
ISBN 0720716292 / 0720716292
Book Description Very good in used dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1985
Publisher Pelham Books.
Place London.