Aimed at the novice roughshooter, this book draws from decades of experience to present everything that the independent first-timer needs to know. Choosing a puppy is followed by early obedience work, gun-proofing and training to field work in different situations. A chapter summarises the training regime and suggests refinements which may be made later on. Buying a trained dog, and what to do with it are discussed as is ferreting with your dog. There are excellent chapters on your relationship with your dog and troubleshooting obedience problems. A well-established work which has found a deserved place on the roughshooter’s and amateur keeper’s bookshelf.