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Positive Gun Dogs

Dog Field Sports: How to Hunt Without Killing Anything

Among the American Kennel Club (AKC) breed groups, the Sporting Group is by far the most popular, and these dogs are bred to hunt. But don't be discouraged if you have one of these great sporting dogs but you're not a hunter. You can choose from a variety of field sports, including both organized and individual activities that will put your dog's talents to good use.

Teaching Your Dog to Love the Water

The majority of gundogs are natural swimmers and love nothing better than doing it for pure pleasure. There is a skill to it, and experience alongside confidence is also required. Some dogs find the paddling action difficult to master at first, causing them to lift out the water at the front end whilst the rear end sinks—lots of splashing but no movement. This is one of those skills where practice does make perfect.

Will This Dog Hunt? Positively. A New Outdoorsman's Guide

For many outdoor enthusiasts and dog owners, hunting for sport or competing in field trials looks like a fun activity to enjoy with their dogs-but the traditional techniques for training great "gun dogs" involve shock collars, ear pinching, and other force-based methods, which can turn off even the most macho enthusiasts. But what if those methods weren't needed?

Positive Gun Dogs: Reviews

"This book shows you how you yourself can develop keen, reliable, accurate gun dogs by modern methods, using clicker training instead of correction."

"The authors are familiar with the demands of the sport, the nature of the dogs involved, and the ins and outs of applied behavioral science as well."

—Karen Pryor author, "Don't Shoot the Dog"

Positive Gun Dogs: Samples

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