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Posted: 4/2/2001 4:34:43 PM EST
I need some reccomendations on good books and training materials, or just advice. I have a new chessie "pup" that we were fostering that has now become mine and I am wanting to start trainig him as my gun dog.

I have quite abit of experience with dogs on the basics, Even though he is staring late he is doing great at obidience and retreiving.
He is 8 months old, and not gun shy a bit.

any and all help appreciated  

thanks




Link Posted: 4/2/2001 5:40:57 PM EST
[#1]
[url]http://www.navhda.org/[/url]

There's a chapter in your state.
Link Posted: 4/2/2001 5:51:54 PM EST
[#2]
For retrievers I would look for James Lamb Free's book on retriever training. The best book I have on pointing dog training was written by Bill Tarrant. He has a book on retriever training that may be worth considering.
Link Posted: 4/2/2001 8:37:31 PM EST
[#3]
For upland, a classic is Gun Dog by Richard Wolters
Link Posted: 4/2/2001 9:38:13 PM EST
[#4]
What will you be hunting. Gettin it Force Fetched gives you a solid base to work up from. I do field test with my lab. It it took about a year to get her fine tuned and running good blinds..
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