Written by a leading gundog trainer, this book explains to the novice trainer what is to be done step-by-step and, just as importantly, explains how to obviate defects of behaviour in the dogs and remedy them when they occur. The general care of spaniels from infancy to maturity is dealt with throughout and advice is also given on breeding. The first working season is covered and the techniques employed in field trials are described.
Joe Irving has been training gundogs since acquiring his first Springer Spaniel in 1963. He has written a number of books on gundog training including Training Spaniels (1-85310-419-1) and Gundogs: Their Learning Chain (1-84037-033-5). He lives in southwest Scotland.