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
There's a chapter in your state.
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.
For upland, a classic is Gun Dog by Richard Wolters
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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