The Cocker Spaniel: Care and Training for Home and Sport – Janet Menzies

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"I would recommend this book to anyone who has recently acquired, or intends to acquire a Cocker Spaniel. It is ideal for a person who is looking for guidance to take them through puppyhood, basic training and even on to the dizzy heights of advanced training, competitions and field trials." - Lyn Randall - Field Trial Secretary, The Cocker Spaniel Club With many readers coming to cockers for the first time, this book offers complete guidance for their very earliest care and training at home, and then introduces both cockers and their owners to a range of different activities and competitions. Drawing on more than a quarter of a centurys experience with cockers, the author takes you on a wonderful journey from the moment your puppy arrives home to the day that you start enjoying sport and activities together. Topics covered include:

  • Getting started at home
  • Basic education
  • Cocker health
  • Training your cocker as a gundog
  • Agility and obedience activities
  • A-Z cocker problem solver
  • Useful contacts

Many cocker owners want to work their dog as a gundog in country sports, including field trials and working tests. With The Cocker Spaniel the transition from family dog at home to elite performance dog in the field is seamless and easy to achieve. There is plenty of technical instruction on how to work your cocker in the field, as the author has done, successfully, with five Field Trial Champions to her name. "There is no one more suited to guide you through the highs (and sometimes lows) of owning a cocker spaniel...Menzies writes with clarity and enthusiasm and the book is an essential guide for anyone who has, or is thinking about, one of these sterling sorts as either a home or working companion." - Alexandra Henton, The Field "even cocker spaniel experts will pick up a tip or two an all-round excellent read that will have your dog walking to heel in no time." - The Scottish Field

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About the Author

Janet Menzies is a professional author and journalist who trains, works and breeds cocker spaniels. She is a gundog and shooting correspondent for The Field magazine and writes a monthly blog on gundog training for the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). She has made up five Field Trial Champions, most of whom she bred herself. Best-known is FTCh Gournaycourt Ginger, one of the most consistent cockers of recent years. Although cockers are her first love, Janet writes about all the gundog breeds and enjoys all her country sports.

Biography

I first decided I wanted to become a writer at the age of eight, and it took me ten years before I got published. Ever since I've been lucky enough to make a career out of doing what I love most - writing. I began as a professional journalist at The Daily Telegraph here in the UK, and I've had my own column on The Daily Mail as well as being Features Editor for the launch of Hello! magazine and Women's Editor of The Daily Express.

One of my hobbies is breeding and training working dogs, and I'm happy to say I've been very successful at it, with a string of top champions. So it seemed like a good idea to combine my two loves with a book called Training the Working Spaniel. People like the book, but they told me they wanted something more entry level, so along came From Puppy to Perfect, which I'm glad to say everybody is loving! When people ask me what I do for a living, I say: "I write about puppies!" What's not to like? I have another dog training book planned, but I've also nearly finished a thriller. Since this will be fiction, I will be using a different name (to avoid confusion). But do watch this space, there's lots of new stuff up-coming. Cheers, Janet.
 
 

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Kategorie: Psi
Jazyk: angličtina
Vazba: měkká
Počet stran: 228
Nakladatel: Quiller Publishing Ltd (16 April 2020)
ISBN: 9781846893230
Rozměry: 19.05 x 1.52 x 24.77 cm

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