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that if Smith wrote a manual based on our training methods that he would not be able to print enough copies to meet the demand. His skills as a communicator (and trainer) are that good.

For those who want to understand the Spaniel, and the history of the Spaniel, this book is highly recommended.

    Advice to trainers

  • Do get the trust and confidence of your dog right from the time when you first get it.
  • Do not under any circumstance at any time lose your temper
  • Do not give your dog an instruction unless you can get it to obey it and,
  • Do take your time, repeating exercises where necessary and putting the dog away in his kennel if things start to go wrong. Short holiday breaks during the training programme pay handsome dividends.

Copies available from:
Mike Smith
PO Box 15021
Dunblane, Perthshire, Scotland FK15 9YS
Phone or Fax: +44 1786 825 163

Working Springers and Cockers
by Mike Smith
Copyright © 1998

Bill Fawcett has been "messing with bird dogs" for 23 years and lives in the Shennadoah Valley of Virginia with his wife Cindy and their Springer, Jenna. He also maintains the Smythwicks Pedigree Repository, a public FB ESS database.

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