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The front cover of the book Training the Working Spaniel by Janet Menzies.

Training The Working Spaniel

Training the Working Spaniel by Janet Menzies makes it simple for anyone to train their gundog, no matter what facilities are available. 

The book contains chapters on training the urban gundog; how to keep a working dog in a family home; and introducing first-timers to working their spaniel in a variety of shooting situations. Reflecting the huge popularity of Cockers, the author gives plenty of advice aimed specifically at Cockers as well as Springers. There is also information on the lesser-known breeds including Irish Water Spaniels, Clumbers, Field Spaniels, Sussex Spaniels, Welsh Springers and Brittany Spaniels.


The author takes the reader, whether novice or experienced, all the way from teaching the pup to ‘hup’ to competing in field trials at the highest levels.  The book covers everything from the first lessons in sitting and staying, to working on live game. It then covers advanced work in the field, rough shooting, picking-up, and training as a peg dog. The final part of the book introduces the reader to elite spaniel work in field trials as well as giving guidance on breeding your own dogs. With unique access to the most successful spaniel trainers, the author brings exclusive tips from the top that can be used by any beginner.


Hardback. 220 pages.

Publisher: Quiller Publishing Ltd

First published in 2010. This revised edition published in 2021.
ISBN: 9781846890703

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