Respect & Leadership in Dog Training & Related Articles




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/2/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7x8
Page Count : 126
ISBN : 9781412054782

About the Book

Respect & Leadership in dog training is about the fundamental issues concerning a dog's need to have a handler who is a respected leader. It looks at the problems encountered in training if a handler does not adopt this role and aims to help handlers, who are training or wish to train a gundog, as well as providing a useful guide to instructors trying to help handlers and dogs. The related articles included, deal with some common problems and some guidance on how these may be avoided or overcome. The related articles are specifically concerning: types of temperament; submissive behaviour; heelwork; retrieving; water work and working two dogs together. The focus is on training dogs to work in the shooting field but many issues covered should also help anyone wishing to form a better relationship with a dog as well as those who aspire to competitive events such as Gundog working tests and Field Trials. This is not, in general, a step-by-step training manual for those just beginning but designed for those who already have a little knowledge of the mechanics involved in training dogs concerning the basics or foundations.

About the Author

Anthea Lawrence KCAI (Working gundogs [advanced]) trained as a youth leader, professional child care worker and as a social worker specialising in social group work, family therapy and child care. In her other life, she has had an interest in Golden Retrievers for over 50 years and has owned, bred, competed and worked with Golden Retrievers since 1980. She has been involved as a gun dog training instructor since 1989 and now runs A. V. gun dog classes for all standards, in Worcestershire.