Bluetick. Owns 9 dogs. Hunts. Competes. A good read. Well worth the time and money!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8491 Reviewed: 2014-02-24
"Great comprehensive look into nearly all aspects of having coon dogs."
By: Matthew Rose From IN
Hunts. Great comprehensive look into nearly all aspects of having coon dogs. Hunting, breeding, training, and more are all covered.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10909 Reviewed: 2014-05-18
"One of the best investments I've made"
By: Joshua Murphy From PA
English redtick. Owns 10 dogs. Hunts. Competes. One of the best investments I've made in my kennel.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 9839 Reviewed: 2014-04-10
"Very easy and informative read."
By: David Harvey From
Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. Very easy and informative read. He was a real pro with experience to back his methods.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12229 Reviewed: 2014-07-22
"Honest, clear, to the point."
By: Dennis Michaud From MA
Redbone Coonhound. Hunts. Family pet. Honest, clear, to the point. I imagine this is great for both new and experienced coonhunters.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15651 Reviewed: 2014-11-17
"It told me exactly what I needed to know"
By: Nicholas Frantz From PA
Hunts. Family pet. It told me exactly what I needed to know and gave some real life stories/examples with it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18006 Reviewed: 2015-01-23
By: Michael Raines From VA
Owns 6 dogs. Hunts. Awesome book. Must read for the most experienced or the beginners.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18775 Reviewed: 2015-02-18
"Very well written book"
By: Christopher Richmond From LA
Hunts. Very well written book about owning and hunting with hounds.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19701 Reviewed: 2015-03-26
"Great beginner stuff"
By: Chris Boulton From BC
Hunts. Family pet. Great beginner stuff. I like that he uses his brain instead of rumors and hearsay.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21419 Reviewed: 2015-06-06
"Great book and a lot of information."
By: Mark Hart From
Owns 2 dogs. Great book and a lot of information. Thanks to John for sharing his experiences.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 24907 Reviewed: 2015-11-18
"Awesome book with a lot of useful information."
By: Douglas Munn From
Hunts. Awesome book with a lot of useful information. Easy and fun to read. Well worth the money.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26025 Reviewed: 2015-12-31
"I bought it for my brother for Christmas, and he absolutely loves the book."
By: Abigail Suntheimer From OH
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. I bought it for my brother for Christmas, and he absolutely loves the book. Thank you!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26011 Reviewed: 2015-12-30
"I am enjoying the book very much. I am finding it to be very informative."
By: David McGaugh From MO
Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. I am enjoying the book very much. I am finding it to be very informative. It is helping to explain some of the things I have experienced over the years. I would suggest it to anyone who has dogs not just coonhounds! Thank You for asking my opinion!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26423 Reviewed: 2016-01-12
Customer Review #30961
By: Durrell Smith From GA
Owns 11 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. I love the book, and as a novice dog trainer, I'm constantly learning and finding myself with more and more questions. I can say that 100% of my questions have been answered through this book, even more so than the Internet.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30961 Reviewed: 2016-08-02
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Copyright 2003, 336 pages, hardcover, b/w photos and illustrations
What makes this book so valuable are the four great skills John Wick brings to it:
First is his experience, which is virtually unsurpassed.
Secondly, Wick possesses a scientific mind. While others pay far less attention, he learns from every night and every experience. To him, it's not enough to know that a dog did something. He must know why. Was it training? Breeding? Coincidence? Environment? What would another dog do in the same situation? Whether it relates to breeding, training, or disease, he remembers what he's learned, and knows how to use it.
Third, Wick is just plain honest. However popular the concept, if it doesn't hold water, he'll say so. Directly.
Fourth, and vitally important, Wick has the ability to communicate what he knows in a clear and interesting fashion.
John Wick is recognized as one of the nation's leading coonhound trainers. His methods are based on his own vast personal experiences. For many years, John worked with 50 to 100 dogs a year and hunted all night almost every night of the year. There isn't a training technique he hasn't tried, and there isn't a coonhound related problem he hasn't encountered several times. Originally from Pennsylvania, John moved to Missouri in the mid-1970s to be closer to the heart of the coon hunting world. He first became noted nationally many years ago for his trash breaking methods and his Treeing Walker kennel.
Dissatisfied with the hunting clothes available to the coon hunter at that time, Wick designed his first hunting chaps. After several revisions and improvements, he and his wife came out with the Wick Nylon Hunting Chaps. Soon Wick Outdoor Works developed a complete and highly respected line of hunting clothes designed especially for hunters and other serious outdoor folks. Until their retirement and closing of the company 32 years later, they were as innovative in creating their line of clothes as John has been in his dog breeding and training methods.
A past contributing editor for Coonhound Bloodlines magazine, Wick's monthly column "John Wick on Training" was one of the most popular features in this respected, award-winning publication.
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