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HUP! TRAINING FLUSHING SPANIELS THE AMERICAN WAY, 2nd Edition
1-57779-043-X

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HUP! TRAINING FLUSHING SPANIELS THE AMERICAN WAY

If you love working spaniels, you'll want this comprehensive guide to selecting, training and enjoying the flushing spaniel breeds. Spaniels suit American hunting conditions better than any other type of dog. In this book you will learn about the spaniel's job, eight spaniel breeds, and how to locate the ideal dog for you. If you're already sitting there with your spaniel pup beside you, this book will tell you how to teach it all the wonderful tasks it will one day do for you in the field. Spencer's down-to-earth, humorous style is always a pleasure to read. Hup! by the way, is spanielese for "sit."

AMERICAN SPANIELS DO MORE THINGS UNDER MORE CONDITIONS THAN ANY OTHER BREED


Spencer's eleven-part training program
• Why do it? Prerequisites. Equipment
• How often, how long, and where to train
• Handling techniques
• Hunting, Field Trials, Hunting Tests, and more

Trade paperback, 6 x 9", 288 pages, photos, glossary, resources, index.

READ OUR LATEST BLOG: Choosing a Flushing Spaniel Breed – Part I, by James B. Spencer


AUTHOR JAMES B. SPENCER

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James B. Spencer is an award-winning dog and outdoor writer who has written seven books and over 500 magazine articles. He writes regularly for Gun Dog Magazine. Spencer has titled his own dogs in AKC hunting tests for spaniels, retrievers and pointing breeds. He has also judged hunting tests for both spaniels and retrievers.) See other books by Jim Spencer.

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RETRIEVER TRAINING TESTS

TRAINING RETRIEVERS FOR MARSHES AND MEADOWS

HUP! CONTENTS

Preface
Section I: Acquiring Your Flushing Spaniel
Overview
1 The Spaniel's Job in America
2 The English Springer Spaniel: A Popular Pair
3 The Welsh Springer Spaniel: Canine Knight of the Round Table
4 The English Cocker Spaniel: The Merry Mighty Mouse
5 The American Cocker Spaniel: The Report of Its Demise as a Worker is an Exaggeration
6 The Clumber Spaniel: The Mellow Hunter's Helper
7 The Field Spaniel: Lovelier the Second Time Around
8 The Sussex Spaniel: The Overlooked Limey
9 The American Water Spaniel:Yankee Doodle Dandy
10 Finding the Right Spaniel for You

Section II: Training Your Spaniel
Overview
11 Puppy Training
12 Obedience
13 Quartering
14 The Single Marked Retrieve
15 Steadying to Wing and Shot
16 Brace Work
17 Force-Breaking – Gently
18 The Multiple Marked Retrieve
19 The Blind Retrieve: Preliminary Training
20 The Blind Retrieve: The Real Thing
21 Keeping Your Spaniel Trained

Section III: Enjoying Your Spaniel
Overview
22 Hunting
23 Field Trials
24 Hunting Tests
25 Working Certificate Tests
26 Keeping Everything in Perspective

Appendix I: Glossary
Appendix II: Reading Spaniel Pedigrees
Appendix III: Important Contacts
Index


REVIEWS FOR HUP!


“…marked by especially straightforward instructions and advice, based on years of professional experience.”

     —The Bookwatch

 Paige_flush2.jpg "I recommend HUP! to EVERYONE! My first hunt trained field is 1 leg away from her MH. Owner trained and handled, and I have her daughter going for the MH this spring. Thanks a million for the book HUP!"
     --Karen Balinski, Killara Field Spaniels
 

 

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