Hunts. Great training book. He even gives you all the steps to train your dog.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30091 Reviewed: 2016-06-18
"One of the best training books I have read yet!"
By: Christopher Peterson From WI
Hunts. One of the best training books I have read yet!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29452 Reviewed: 2016-05-15
By: Beth Lacy From NY
Hunts. Family pet. Loved it!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26510 Reviewed: 2016-01-15
"Excellent read with lots of valuable info for training your dog."
By: Barbara Cullerton From VA
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
By: Jamie Bills From PA
Hunts. Family pet. Great read!!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23731 Reviewed: 2015-09-25
"It takes work, but the results are worth the effort!"
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
"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
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 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
"Contains great alternative ideas to training hunting dogs that seem to be very effective."
By: Bennie Atkinson From AL
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
"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
"Very good training book"
By: Roger Foshee From TN
Competes. The training with Mo is a very good training book .
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7099 Reviewed: 2014-01-05
"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
"Lots of advanced advice"
By: Razvan Dumitru
Hunts. 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
"Wish I read this book years ago"
By: JOSEPH DELANEY
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
"Easy to read and understand."
By: Shad Stussy From MO
Hunts. Family pet. Easy to read and understand.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 7791 Reviewed: 2014-01-29
Customer Review #29945
By: ERIC AFFUSO From NY
Hunts. Family pet. Competes. Great read. I like the physical aspect of teaching the dog with limited or no voice commands. A more natural feel.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 29945 Reviewed: 2016-06-07
Customer Review #30846
By: Ron Scalf From AL
Hunts. Family pet. Solid training information. Less formal and more straightforward.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 30846 Reviewed: 2016-07-25
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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 Lindley's methods while training her own pointing dogs, and she describes these methods in a clear and concise manner.
Lindley ("Mo" as he is called by friends and family) jointly owns and operates the family business, Lindley's Kennel. He 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 10, he and his brother went hunting with a neighbor who raised English setters. With that very first point and covey rise, Lindley 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 16 years old.
Lindley has been training pointing dogs for almost 30 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 Lindley cannot hear the spoken word. A little over a decade ago, he contracted Meniere's disease, 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 Lindley 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. He 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
Introduction by Dave Webb
Chapter 1 -- Understanding Mo's Method
Meeting Bill West
Seeing the Big Picture
Notes from Mo
Part I -- Early Training
Chapter 2 -- Developing the Pup
Training with Pigeons
Remote Bird Launchers
Training with Pen-Raised Quail
Introducing the Check-Cord
Introducing the Blank Gun
Introducing the Shotgun
Introducing the Stand Command
Using the Pinch-Collar to Teach "Here" and to Introduce the E-collar
Going Bird Hunting
Notes from Mo
Part II -- Formal Training
Chapter 3 -- Techniques for Teaching Manners
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
Notes from Mo
Chapter 4 -- Training Steps in Launcher Work
Preparing for Launcher Work
Developing the Pointing Instinct
Pointing Birds in Launchers
Using the E-Collar in Launcher Work
Launchers with the "Stand" Command
Launchers with Stop-to-Flush Training
Gunfire with Launchers
Backing with Launchers
Looking for the Weak Link
Putting it Together
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
Using the E-collar for Advanced Training
Firing the Shotgun
Notes from Mo
Part III -- Training Advice
Chapter 6 -- Talking to Mo
Chasing Dickey Birds
Dropping on Point
Retraining an Older Dog
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"
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