Training Retrievers and Spaniels to Hunt 'em Up!
Additionally Written by George Hickox. Most of the books and magazine articles on training flushing dogs to find, pursue, and retrieve upland birds are based on European methods. Not this one. Hunt 'em Up
is written for U.S. bird hunters, from the U.S. perspective. It is a remarkable collaboratrion between Joe Arnette, a skilled amateur trainer, veteran bird hunter, and nationally recognized gun-dog columnist; and George Hickox, a lifelong professional trainer who is widely respected as this country's leading authority on flushing breeds.
Here you'll find valuable insight into the canine mind and into how your pup learns, followed by a clear, logical, step-by-step training program that has succeeded time and time again in producing superb gun dogs that are also tractable companions. You'll get advice on everything from choosing a spaniel or retriever pup from excellent field lines, to steadying an older dog to flush and shot. And above all, you will discover that you can end up with a fine hunting dog by training it yourself.