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Building a Grouse Dog by Craig Doherty

From Puppy to Polished Performer


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Copyright 2019, 167 pages, softcover, color photos and illustrations

Building a Grouse Dog: From Puppy to Polished Performer is the most comprehensive, how-to-manual there is for taking an eight-week-old little squirmer of any pointing breed and turning him or her into that most coveted game bird finder there is: a finished grouse dog.

Table of Contents:

  • Foreward
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One: Picking a Puppy
  • Chapter Two: Right Out of the Whelping Box
  • Chapter Three: Introductory Yard Work, a More Formal Education
  • Chapter Four: Introducing the E-Collar
  • Chapter Five: Birds, Bangs, and Bells
  • Chapter Six: Transitioning to Wild Birds
  • Chapter Seven: First Season in the Woods
  • Chapter Eight: The Second Training Season
  • Chapter Nine: Back to the Woods - The Second Season
  • Chapter Ten: Going Forward
  • Chapter Eleven: Troubleshooting - Common Problems and Solutions
    • Dropping on Point
    • Roping Them In
    • Eating Birds
    • Off-Game
    • Gunshyness
    • Blinking
    • Flagging
    • Bloody Trails
    • Non-Problems
  • Chapter Twelve: Grouse and Grouse Cover
  • Chapter Thirteen: Guns and Gear
  • Chapter Fourteen: Traveling with Grouse Dogs
  • Chapter Fifteen: First Aid and First Aid Kit
  • Chapter Sixteen: Pigeon Coops and Quail Pens
    • Pigeon Coop Plans
  • Afterword
  • Glossary
  • Index

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