One of the best Springers I have ever had – Mark
By Bruce Fogle, D.V.M. Published by Dorling Kindersley. 1994.
Supper easy book to read! If you have trouble with books that have pages and pages of words, then this is the book for you! Each page has lots of pictures and little box with tips, and long with short paragraphs to read on simple training issues from training a dog to sit to dealing with an aggressive dog that won’t give up his spot on the couch. This is an easy to understand book, although it’s only 125 pages long it’s not a small book to carry around with you daily, but I was able to leave it on the kitchen and refer back to it when needed.
From dealing with cats to staying in hotels, a total guide to good manners. By the editors of Pets: part of the family. Published By Rodale Press, Inc. 1999.
I love this book! When I am having a simple training issue I will pull out this great book. It is packed full of pictures and step by step tips on getting your dog through most anything. Some of the chapters cover Manners at home, having a dog that travels well and meeting new dogs and people. Each chapter has a page called “Strange Behavior” that goes over some real life issue some owner is having with their dog. The pictures are very helpful in getting you to understand what to do when you are working with your dog. This is basically a etiquette book for dogs, which can a be a wonderful addition to any library.
How to understand your dog and help him understand you. By Editors of the Pets are part of the family. Published by Rodale Press, Inc. 1999
It’s easy to ready this bright colorful book, with lots of pictures and little inset notes. It goes over talking to your dog, how do dogs speak to each other, can you read your dog’s mind? Reading body language, which is something very important to do if you want to keep from possibly getting bit someday. It goes into deeper detail about how many dog owner do not make it clear what they are asking of their dog. The largest section of this book goes into how to putting what you learned to work for you and you dog. With more than 160 pages this book is packed full of ways for you and your dog to understand each other.
By Ted Efthymiadis. Published by Ted Efthymiadis. 2018
This little book has taught me or about training with a shock collar than any other book or on line resource I have read. It helps you pick out the right collar for your dog and goes over the best options out there. I have tried several of his suggestions and I have to say they worked wonders with the dogs I tried them on. My favorite chapter of the book was the last chapter called “Frequently Asked Questions” It’s not a very big book with only 7 chapters but it’s easy to understand and I feel like the author did awesome job of getting his point across and how to implement his suggestions in an easy to understand manner.
by John R. Falk Published by: The Lyons Press.1986
In this book you can learn about some of the best equipment that is needed for bird dog is training. It has a good section on pointing and flushing dog breeds and how to pick the best breed for what you would like to be doing. There is a chapter on common hunting problem and how to solve them. Sometimes it’s nice to have a few sources to learn about bird hunting and this is a book that could be a great help to add to your collection, but the author does make it clear that sometimes we need to have that one on one time with other hunters watching what you are doing to help you fine tune your training and in turn your hunting. It’s a good size book with over 265 pages packed full of information.
by Richard A. Wolters. Published at NAL Penguin Inc.1961
I absolutely love this book! It goes step by step on through the book on how to train your dog to be a great bird hunting dog. The first 5 chapters go over how to conduct lessons, and some import things to remember in a dog’s life and talks about how dogs learn, which is very important to remember when you are training a dog to do anything. The next 9 chapters go over starting your puppy clear to having a well-trained young dog. If you follow this book and have a good day he recommends you can have a dog as young as 5 months and be your well trained hunting companion. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did even though it is several decades old its well worth the read.
by Richard A. Wolters. Publisher at NAL Penguin Inc. 1964
This book is wonderful guide on how to start your puppy in the right direction to be a water retriever dog, the tips seem to be able help you get your retrieve to the point you want, so you can get put there and work your dog. It covers everything from the time you get your puppy until you get your dog finished and ready to hunt. The book is written in a way that is easy to follow and read. It’s written so any one can read it and understand what to do in each step. Don’t let the age of this book deceive you, it’s still a great accent to any training plan.