Bill Tarrant says that dog trainer extraordinary Delmar Smith, five-time winner of both the National Open and U.S. Open Brittany championships, is the best friend a dog ever had. What can Smith's methods do for your dog, your hunting, your field-trial aspirations? "If you want to train like a pro, " says Smith, "you've got to think like a dog." ...Read MoreBill Tarrant says that dog trainer extraordinary Delmar Smith, five-time winner of both the National Open and U.S. Open Brittany championships, is the best friend a dog ever had. What can Smith's methods do for your dog, your hunting, your field-trial aspirations? "If you want to train like a pro, " says Smith, "you've got to think like a dog." Then, in colorful Oklahoma speech, he explains (and Bill Tarrant reports) exactly how to go about it. Over eighty photos by Tarrant illustrate the fine points. While training horses as a youngster, Smith learned the secrets of what he calls "point of contact, repitition, association." He takes the mystery of how to apply these lessons to dog training and shows how to get outstanding results the humane way - without shouting, stomping, or striking the dog. Even if you live in the suburbs or the city, not ideal places for training a gun dog, you'll be surprised how much of the Delmar Smith method you can use. No, it's not a perfect method, even though it's the best, so Smith passes along advice on problem situations.Read Less
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Later printing. 186pp, (6x9 inches), b&w photos, index. Near Fine/Good, hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED by Tarrant with a happy birthday inscription to a local rancher. The book itself is crisp, clean, tight and bright, corners sharp. The unclipped jacket shows some rubbing, has edgewear with a one inch tear (tape mended inside) and several small chips. Now in a protective cover. How to pick a pup, basic training, retrieving birds, problem dogs, care and housing, et al. Laid in is an article from Fiield and Stream about using Mike Gould's power bar for training. Also a sheet of directions for using Dunn's pinch collar. This man was serious about training his dog!
Very Good + in Very Good jacket. Vg+ brown hard cover in good to vg dustjacket now in mylar, Clean tight and unmarked, Dustjacket is worn and chipped at corners with rubbing wear along flap folds at fore edge, 186pp vg+/vg.
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