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and crisscrosses through fields.
Even though springers love the water,
I wouldn't put them in the same class
as the Labrador or chessie when the
weather gets frigid. They don't have the
same type of insulated, water-repellent
coat to ward off the cold, but the breed
certainly holds its own in the water in
mild weather.
The first time I hunted over a springer
was more than 30 years ago, and I didn't
know what to expect I had been used to
hunting over a friend's pointing dogs.
From the start, I was impressed by the
springer's energy, its tendency to work
close and its drive to dive into any type
of cover to flush game.
If a springer interests you, or if you have
a general interest in gundog training,
many magazines, training manuals and
DVDs can be found on the Internet.
Some excellent information on the
springer is available on the Internet at
the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial
Association website.
Literature ranges from viaionaries
like Ken Roebuck and Richard Wolters
to modern experts such as Geoffrey
English, Jennifer Broome, Henry Davis,

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James Spencer or Tom Dokken.
Across the pond, there's David Lissett
(The Spaniel Whisperer), Ian and
Wendy Openshaw of Rytex kennels,
and others.
Last spring I picked up a springer
spaniel from Geoffrey English of
Woodland Kennels, and I am now
working with it. Having a dog with
which to hunt is a rewarding experience,
but it takes a dedicated commitment in
time, effort, understanding, patience,
initial obedience training and basic
bonding to build a relationship with
your dog and make it work.
When I was a kid, a lot of negative
stimulus was involved in dog training,
but now that we are more aware of newer
animal behavioral science studies, it is
the positive stimulus that reaps rewards
faster and builds a better and more
cooperative bond between dog and man.
So if you are contemplating acquiring
a canine partner for the field, take the
time to do the research and understand
what you're getting into.
For those of you who have the time
to dedicate to your dog, you'll quickly
develop your best hunting partner.

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