Training the Versatile Hunting Dog shows you how to develop a great hunting dog with Chuck’s new approach. This approach emphasizes letting your young dog first develop his natural abilities: use of nose, desire, cooperation, search, pointing, and tracking. Then, after his first season, Chuck shows you how to put the controls on your dog with chapters on the trained retrieve and on whoa training. The versatile breeds also love water, and there are detailed chapters showing you how to train your dog to be an outstanding water retriever.
This is a revolutionary book written for the popular versatile hunting breeds: German shorthair, wirehair, griffon, vizla, and Weimaraner, among others. Each instructive chapter has a detailed explanation of the training techniques, along with numerous illustrative photos. Chuck and Blanche Johnson have been hunting together for over forty years. They have been breeding, training, and hunting German wirehaired pointers since 1979. Chuck is the photographer for his column. Chuck and Blanche are also the owners of Wilderness Adventures Press, Inc., publishers of hunting and fishing guide books.