Point! (Hardback) James B Spencer
Point! Training the All-Seasons Birddog is for serious birddog enthusiasts who want to get the most out of their birddog. Read this book to get started on the right foot by first selecting the breed that's just right for you. Part I takes a look at the Pointer, English Setter, Irish Setter, Gordon Setter, Brittany, German Short-haired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, Weimaraner, Vizsla and the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Next, you'll learn all you need to know to train your birddog into a successful hunting companion. Includes puppy training, yard breaking, bringing out the pointing instinct, developing ground patterns and basic hunting fundamentals as well as stopping to flush, steadying and honoring, retrieving and force breaking. Along with bird hunting, you and your dog can enjoy participating in off-season activities like field trials, hunting tests and other competitive and noncompetitive sporting events. The book also contains an extensive glossary of birddog terms - perfect for those new to the field and an appendix explaining how to read birddog pedigrees. Whether you are training your own birddog or own a professionally trained dog, Point! Training the All-Seasons Birddog will help you understand how to keep your dog trained and ready for the hunt.