Training the Working Spaniel makes it simple for anyone to train their gundog, no matter what facilities are available.
The book contains chapters on training the urban gundog; how to keep a working dog in a family home; and introducing first-timers to working their spaniel in a variety of shooting situations. The author takes the reader, whether novice or experienced, all the way from teaching the pup to ‘hup’ to competing in field trials at the highest levels. The book covers everything from the first lessons in sitting and staying, to working on live game. It then covers advanced work in the field, rough shooting, picking-up, and training as a peg dog. The final part of the book introduces the reader to elite spaniel work in field trials as well as giving guidance on breeding your own dogs. With unique access to the most successful spaniel trainers, the author brings exclusive tips from the top that can be used by any beginner.
Janet Menzies is a professional author and journalist who works spaniels. She is a gundog correspondent for The Field and writes a monthly column on gundog training for the magazine. She has since made up three Field Trial Champions, notably with FTCh Gournaycourt Morag, placed twice at Cocker Championships.
"...if you are going to train your own working spaniel - especially if it is to be your first - get Janet Menzies' invaluable book and read it from start to finish first." The Field
"...the author's knowledge and experience at the highest level of the discipline comes across clearly in the detailed guidance and easy-to-follow explanations." Shooting Times
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