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"Wish I read this book years ago"


Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.

A great read. Wish I read this book years ago.
Not a book for a quick fix or hurry up, but a very clear training book.
Something to keep in your training bag,not on the coffee table.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5101
Reviewed: 2013-11-05
"Lots of advanced advice"

By: Razvan Dumitru


Very pragmatic with lots of advanced advice. Mo is a real dog psychologist.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5608
Reviewed: 2013-11-20
"It's helped me a lot."

By: Steven Elmshaeuser From NE

German Shorthaired Pointer. Hunts.

This book broke down the steps needed to start and train an upland bird dog. It's helped me a lot.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6267
Reviewed: 2013-12-06
"Very good training book"

By: Roger Foshee From TN


The training with Mo is a very good training book .

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7099
Reviewed: 2014-01-05
"Going to give this method a try"

By: James Yommer From PA

Hunts. Competes.

I'm going to give this method a try this summer on some new pups. We have recently breed a Grid Iron bitch to Chip's Little Sparky male.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 8636
Reviewed: 2014-02-28
"Contains great alternative ideas to training hunting dogs that seem to be very effective."

By: Bennie Atkinson From AL

Owns 7 dogs. Hunts.

I currently have 7 German Shorthair Pointers that I have trained using a different method, and they are spot on in the field. With that said, this book contains great alternative ideas to training hunting dogs that seem to be very effective. I am going to incorporate in to my training on a new 10 week old that I have just gotten to start working with.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10699
Reviewed: 2014-05-09
"The book is excellent."

By: MItch Wilson From GA

Hunts. Family pet.

The book is excellent. I received it a couple of days after placing my order. I will be using Gun Dog Supply again.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14698
Reviewed: 2014-10-20
"Great book!"

By: Ryan Stiefvater From CA

Hunts. Family pet.

Great book! For the price I had hoped it would be hard back, but the information contained within is fantastic.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 18146
Reviewed: 2015-01-28
"The book is an excellent read."

By: Scott Messenger From PA

Brittany. Hunts.

This book was recommended to me by my breeder who also trains Brittany's to hunt and field trial. The book is an excellent read. Mo's methods are simple and direct so they made sense, even for an amateur like me.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 20068
Reviewed: 2015-04-10
"It takes work, but the results are worth the effort!"

By: TW

Owns 14 dogs. Hunts. Competes.

He does a nice job developing a dog in an appropriate fashion. There is not an Easy Button with his technique, just honest, thoughtful, application of proven methodology. It takes work, but the results are worth the effort! Thank you Mo!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 21503
Reviewed: 2015-06-11
"Great read!!!"

By: Jamie Bills From PA

Hunts. Family pet.

Great read!!!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 23731
Reviewed: 2015-09-25
"Excellent read with lots of valuable info for training your dog."

By: Barbara Cullerton From VA

Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Competes.

Excellent read with lots of valuable info for training your dog.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26316
Reviewed: 2016-01-08
"Loved it!"

By: Beth Lacy From NY

Hunts. Family pet.

Loved it!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26510
Reviewed: 2016-01-15
"Easy to read and understand."

By: Shad Stussy From MO

Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet.

Easy to read and understand.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7791
Reviewed: 2014-01-29
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Training with Mo -- How Maurice Lindley Trains Pointing Dogs by Martha H. Greenlee

Training with Mo -- How Maurice Lindley Trains Pointing Dogs by Martha H. Greenlee
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Copyright 2010, 92 pages, softcover, B/W photos.

Training With Mo focuses on how to best train pointing dogs and how to do it with compassion. Author Martha Greenlee has used Maurice's methods while training her own pointing dogs, and she describes these methods in a clear and concise manner.

Maurice Lindley ("Mo" as he is called by friends and family) jointly owns and operates the family business, Lindley's Kennel. Mo is a professional dog trainer, and his brother Bobby takes care of the boarding facility. Mo's wife Kaye is the glue that holds it all together by taking part in both kennel and training efforts.

Born and raised in Greenville County, South Carolina, Maurice still lives in the same area. Even as a youngster, he worked with dogs. At the age of ten, he and his brother went hunting with a neighbor who raised English setters. With that very first point and covey rise, Maurice says he "was hooked for life" on pointing dogs. He trained his first pointing dog, a German shorthaired, for a client when he was just sixteen years old.

Maurice has been training pointing dogs for almost thirty years, having trained pointing dogs for hunting, field trials, and hunt tests, as well as amateurs who compete in field events, such as American Field, AKC, and NSTRA. A gifted teacher, he is able to communicate the reasoning behind his training methods to both the handler and the dog. Often Kaye will be there, helping with communication using sign language.

This is because Maurice cannot hear the spoken word. A little over a decade ago, Maurice contracted Meniere's syndrome, an inner-ear disorder that resulted in the loss of his hearing. When you watch Mo work dogs, you quickly come to believe that his communication skills have been enhanced with an extraordinary ability that replaces audible sound. He makes an obvious but valid point when he says: "Dogs don't speak English."

Years ago Maurice began searching for training methods that relied less on voice and more on other types of communication with the dog. Often loud voice commands will unintentionally frighten a dog. Maurice worked with several well-known trainers, including Bill Gibbons, Dave Walker, and Bill West. Combining their knowledge and experience with his own, he determined that dogs prefer communication through visual and physical contact, not verbal. Body language is a key part of Mo's training method. This, of course, applies to all parties involved in a training session, both dog and trainer.

Table of Contents:
  • Note on Chapter / Section Headings
  • List of Photographs
  • Preface
  • Introduction by Dave Webb

    Chapter 1 -- Understanding Mo's Method
    • Meeting Bill West
    • Seeing the Big Picture
    • Notes from Mo


    Chapter 2 -- Developing the Pup
    • Training with Pigeons
      • Remote Bird Launchers
      • Carded Pigeons
    • Training with Pen-Raised Quail
    • Getting Started
    • Introducing the Check-Cord
    • Introducing Gunfire
      • Introducing the Blank Gun
      • Introducing the Shotgun
    • Early Handling
      • Introducing the Stand Command
      • Using the Pinch-Collar to Teach "Here" and to Introduce the E-collar
    • Going Bird Hunting
    • Notes from Mo


    Chapter 3 -- Techniques for Teaching Manners
    • Gaining Control
    • Teaching the "Here" Command
    • Teaching the "Stand" Command
      • The Set Back
      • The Spin and Set Back
      • Working the Head
      • Training Young or Soft Dogs
    • Introducing the E-Collar
    • Teaching "Whoa"
    • Notes from Mo

    Chapter 4 -- Training Steps in Launcher Work
    • Preparing for Launcher Work
      • Developing the Pointing Instinct
      • Pointing Birds in Launchers
      • Shooting Birds
    • Using the E-Collar in Launcher Work
    • Launchers with the "Stand" Command
    • Launchers with Stop-to-Flush Training
    • Pointing Launchers
    • Gunfire with Launchers
    • Backing with Launchers
    • Looking for the Weak Link
    • Putting it Together
      • Phase I
      • Phase II
      • Phase III
      • Phase IV
    • Notes from Mo

    Chapter 5 -- Training Steps in Loose Bird Work
    • Finishing on Pen-Raised Quail
      • Planting Pen-Raised Quail
      • Using the E-collar around Loose Birds
      • Getting Started
      • Catching Birds
      • Trying Options
    • Advanced Training
      • Polishing
      • Running Naked
      • Using the E-collar for Advanced Training
    • Teaching Steady-to-Kill
      • Firing the Shotgun
      • Shooting Birds
    • Notes from Mo


    Chapter 6 -- Talking to Mo
    • Problem Solving
      • Blinking Birds
      • Bumping Birds
      • Chasing Dickey Birds
      • Circling
      • Deer Chasing
      • Delayed Chase
      • Dropping on Point
      • Flagging
      • Gun-Shyness
      • Pointing Bugs
      • Retraining an Older Dog
      • Retrieving Naturally
    • Notes from Mo

    Chapter 7 -- Three Tales
    • Major, the Pointer
    • Dot, the English Setter
    • Bud, the Brittany

    Appendix A: Resources

    Appendix B: Picking a Pup
    • Choosing a Pointing Breed
    • Finding a Breeder
      • Reading a Pedigree
    Appendix C: Interview with Mo -- "Calm Dogs, Calm Trainer"

    Glossary of Terms


    About the Author

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