By: Kenneth C. Roebuck
Professional trainer Kenneth Roebuck devotes an entire book exclusively to the pointing dogs because he can share from a lifetime of experience enough solid, practical advice on working those breeds for point to fill a full volume. Roebuck starts with the basics you need in order to choose a good pup and get the training off to a good start: how and when to use praise and punishment, the use of a checkline, when to introduce your dog to gunfire. He alerts you to problems you will have to watch for and correct like fear of the gun, hard mouth, blinking, flagging on point, and retrieving problems. Beginning with the preliminaries right through the more difficult advanced stages of training, Roebuck proceeds with the patience, care, and confident experience of a professional who has spent a lifetime training and teaching.
Over one hundred photographs, many of them in step-by-step sequence, add to Roebuck’s instructions.
About the Author
Originally from England, Kenneth Roebuck now resides in Copake, NY, where he makes his living training gun dogs and writing about it. He has experienced first-hand the challenges of training good working dogs as well as the pleasures that are to be gained from hunting good dogs. Roebuck’s deep affection and respect for gun dogs and his love of the outdoors have become a lifelong romance. He writes, “Hunting with a good dog is a joy and those who hunt without a dog just don’t know what they’re missing.”
Roebuck is a department editor and feature columnist for Gun-Dog magazine.