Gundogs: Their Learning Chain


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This is a very useful guide to gundog training for novices, which is worth reading before owners obtain their dogs. Every stage of training is covered, from selecting the right sort of pup for the handler, to field work. There are also explanations of the training needs of different breeds of gundogs, such as the retrieving breeds, spaniels, pointers and setters. There is a lot of help with building up skills, in the form of lessons that are clearly explained. Experienced owners will enjoy this book for its common sense approach and clear explanations, but it's most helpful for beginners who want to know what gundog training involves.