Good Book for Training Pheasant Dogs
I once asked a long-time bird dog owner what literature he would recommend to a new dog owner wanting to train his dog for upland game. Without hesitation, he said two words: “Gun Dog.”
The late Richard A. Wolters has authored several books about training hunting dogs. Gun Dog is widely regarded as a top work in training dogs for upland game.
Wolters teaches with clarity—and with illustrations—the importance of hand signals, how to help your dog make the point, how to zigzag in the field and much more.
At what age should a puppy start consistent training? How can the “sit and stay” commands be life-saving for a dog? Is a forced retrieve ever necessary? Why is the tone of voice so critical in training? Readers will find answers to these critical questions in this 148 page, easy-to-read, educational book.
Wolters calls his system the “Revolutionary Rapid Training Method” and claims it is for the hunter who desires “a gun dog fast and who wants to train it himself.”
Don’t let the 1961 copyright date dissuade you: the practices are widely recognized and praised by many breeders, backed by scientific research and tested with time. Gun Dog is certainly a classic.