Working Gundogs: An Introduction to Training and Handling


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Martin Deeley is very well known internationally as a gundog trainer and author, and 'Working Gundogs' is his introduction for beginners who are serious about the sport. He looks at both the skills that handlers need to develop, and at how to select the best pup for the job. He places a lot of stress on the importance of basic training, and gradually building up skills. There is also a troubleshooting guide, with examples from his own experience. The book is clearly written, and the illustrations also make the explanations easier to understand. The main breeds covered are the retrieving breeds and spaniels, though owners of other gundog breeds will find the book useful. This is a very helpful book for people wanting to start off on the right track.