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Bonus features include easy to build plans for a quail recall "Johnny House," Pigeon Coop, and Dog Kennels. This is also a great book for folks that participate in NAVHDA events.



"This is a well written book."

By: John Rickert From NY

Hunts.
This is a well written book. Very clear and to the point. Recommended to me by a well known breeder of Pudelpointers, and I'm glad I asked him for his leading on a training system. Chucks system of training just makes sense.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 22143
Reviewed: 2015-07-12
"This is a great book with great tactics for training."

By: David Senter From CA

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet.
This is a great book with great tactics for training.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 23884
Reviewed: 2015-10-02
"Would recommend this read to anyone who trains dogs to hunt versatile or retriever."

By: Brandon Clark From NC

Hunts.
I am an avid waterfowler and well versed at training a retriever but I am extremely new at training a versatile gun dog. This publication/instruction book on training this type of hunting dog has proved to be very helpful. I have not used the training methods listed in the book yet as my new puppy won't be home till march 2016 but prereading this has given me a better understand of training my new addition. Would recommend this read to anyone who trains dogs to hunt versatile or retriever.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26834
Reviewed: 2016-01-29
"Great reading book"

By: Robert Washburn From ME

Great reading book there are a lot of helpful tips for training.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 27398
Reviewed: 2016-02-20
"Great book for Griff owners."

By: Jonathan Lowder From NC

Hunts. Family pet.
Great book for Griff owners. Recommended by the breeder I'm buying from.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 27639
Reviewed: 2016-02-29
"It's a very good book"

By: Skyler Lynn From ID

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts.
It's a very good book, not overly detailed, but it has enough information in it and is a great baseline to follow. Would definitely recommend the book.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16800
Reviewed: 2014-12-19
"Gave me a few new ideas to try while training my started 3rd shorthair."

By: Steve Decatur From MN

German Shorthair. Hunts.
Gave me a few new ideas to try while training my started 3rd shorthair. Would have been better with an index of a more descriptive table of contents.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 20202
Reviewed: 2015-04-15
"There is a lot of good info."

By: Nknolan980

Hunts.
There is a lot of good info. Author has years of experience training versatile hunting dogs. Don't follow it verbatim, but you can pull many good snip-its.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 20587
Reviewed: 2015-05-01
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Training the Versatile Hunting Dog by Chuck Johnson

"A new approach to training your dog for field and water."

Training the Versatile Hunting Dog by Chuck Johnson 2nd ed.


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  • Over 100 photos show step-by-step training instructions
  • Shows how to train your dog for both upland birds and waterfowl
  • Softcover 6" x 9"
  • 225 pages w/ 100+ BW photos

    Training The Versatile Hunting Dog shows you how to develop a great hunting dog with Chuck's new approach. This approach emphasizes letting your young dog develop his natural abilities, desire, search, pointing, and tracking first. Then, after his first season, putting on the controls, force breaking to retrieve, and whoa training. The versatile breeds also love water, and there are detailed chapters showing you how to train your dog to be an outstanding water retriever. This is a revolutionary book written for many of the popular versatile hunting breeds including German shorthair, wirehair, griffon, vizsla, and Weimaraner, among others. Each training chapter has a detailed explanation of the training techniques along with numerous photos.
    Training the Versatile Hunting Dog is a book written for the amateur trainer and hunter. If you are interested in owning a dog that will hunt for you and will become a part of your family as well as a hunting buddy, then this book will help you in training your dog. Training the Versatile Hunting Dog is different than any other training book. We will not only cover the training methods for hunting upland birds, but we also cover how to train your dog for waterfowl hunting and retrieving. The ability of your dog to track and retrieve wounded game is very important. We will show you how easy it is to train your dog to become an excellent tracker.

    -- Chuck Johnson

    Chuck Johnson has owned and trained versatile hunting dogs for 25 years. He and his wife, Blanche, have been hunting together for over 40 years. They have been breeding, training and hunting German wirehaired pointers since 1979.

    He is also the Versatile Gun Dog Department editor of Pointing Dog Journal and Blanche is the photographer for his column.

    Table of Contents:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Do-It-All Dogs
  • What to Look for in a Versatile Dog
  • How to Select the Right Puppy
  • Setting Up a Home for Your New Puppy
  • Dogs Learn by Association
  • Puppy Training and Socialization
      • The First Eight Weeks
      • Eight to Sixteen Weeks
  • Basic Obedience and Good Canine Citizenship
  • The Proper Introduction of Your Puppy to Birds and the Gun
  • Who Is the Leader of Your Pack?
  • The Importance of Reading Your Bird Dog
  • Training Your Young Bird Dog: A New Approach
  • Natural Ability vs. Trained Ability
  • Camas
      • Bringing a New Pup Home
      • Socialization with Us and the Other Dogs
      • Introduction to Retrieving
      • First Introduction to Birds: Sixteen Weeks Old
      • First Wild Bird Hunt - Learning to Track: Seventeen Weeks Old
      • Camas' First Track on a Wild Pheasant: Seventeen Weeks Old
      • First Contact with Sharptail: Eighteen Weeks Old
      • Camas' First Pheasant Hunt: Twenty-One Weeks Old
      • Second Pheasant Hunt: Twenty-One Weeks Old
      • Third Pheasant Hunt: Twenty-Three Weeks Old
      • Sharptail
      • Thanksgiving Hunt
      • Camas: Range-Search-Cooperation
  • Your Dog's First Year in the Field
  • Use of Nose
  • Desire and Cooperation: The Balancing Act
  • Developing Your Dog's Ability to Search
  • Introducing Your Dog to Birds and Developing the Pointing Instinct
  • Waterwork: Introducing Your Young Pup to the Water
  • Developing Your Dog into a Natural Retriever
  • Tracking: Dog Work After the Shot
  • Advanced Training Methods: Training Your Dog to be a Brag Dog
  • Advanced Training - The Essentials
  • Using a Professional Trainer
  • Proper Use of the E-Collar for Training and Communication with Your Dog
  • The Trained Retrieve:
      • Phase One
      • Phase Two and Three
  • Whoa Training:
      • Phase One
      • Phase Two
      • Phase Three
      • Phase Four
  • A Versatile Hunting Dog's Comfortable Range
  • How to Handle Your Dog in the Field
  • Training Your Dog for Water Retrieves
  • Finishing Touches: Healing, Steadiness by Blind, Honoring Point
  • How to Develop a Slow-Starting Dog
  • Conditioning Your Dog for the Upcoming Hunting Season
  • First Aid Essentials in the Field
  • Hunting the Older Dog
  • The Quail Pen: It Takes Birds to Make a Dog
      • Quail Pen Plans
  • Pigeons: The Ideal Bird for Dog Training
      • Pigeon Coop Plans
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix One: Gun Dog Training Supplies
  • Appendix Two: Versatile Hunting Dog Associations
  • Dog Kennel Plans

  • Country of Origin: Made in USA.


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