Tells how to choose the right breed for your personality and hunting and includes training tips for housebreaking and basic living commandsTechniques for introducing the gun, achieving staunchness on point, and advanced field quartering and retrievingPreventing problem behaviors of deer chasing, blinking, gun shyness, hardmouth, short stoppingTraining Your Pointing Dog for Hunting and Home tells how to develop an obedient gun dog that is also an affectionate family companion, with training schedules and advice on everything from handling a newborn pup to teaching advanced field techniques and finely tuned pointing manners. The book presents a simplified, commonsense approach that can be used in its entirety or to troubleshoot individual aspects of your dogs education. Explained is the importance of early obedience training and appropriate transition to the field, including tips for retrieving, quartering, sight pointing, and bird work. With proper care and handling, you can cultivate your pups natural aptitudes and achieve a rewarding relationship with a healthy, happy gun dog.
Training Your Pointing Dog for Hunting & Home