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The Link Library: Gundog training articles, Books, Videos

 Gundog training articles online

The 49 DAY MYTH - by Dr Ed Bailey

PRODUCING BEHAVIOURALLY SOUND DOGS (PDF) by Dr Ed Bailey

FROM 8 WEEKS TO 6 MONTHS - laying down the groundwork  - field sports magazine

FOUR STAGES OF PUPPY DEVELOPMENT by Cesar Millan - The Dog Whisperer

THE THREE S's OF PUPPY TRAINING By Jackie Mertens of TopBrass 

CRATE TRAINING  American Dog Trainers Network

STOP PUPPY BITING  Dog Training Central

GENERAL PUPPY AND DOG TRAINING Dog Training Central

PUPPY SOCIALIZATION: HOW TO DO IT

THE IMPORTANCE OF PUPPY SOCIALIZATION  Published by the AKC 

WHAT IS CLICKER TRAINING? Wikipedia 

ROBERT MILNER SAYS NO TO SHOCK COLLARS Interesting Shotgun Life pro-clicker article

** TOTALLY GUNDOGS **  My favorite gundog training site! Smart, highly effective, positive techniques.

** PUPPY CULTURE ** excellent 0-12 week  puppy socialization and training video series by Jane Killian.

QUARTERING FOR SPANIELS Totally Gundogs

WHISTLES FOR SPANIELS - Acme pealess 201.5 Hz

GUN DOG SUPPLY bumpers, launchers, collars

LION COUNTRY SUPPLY whistles, vests, pigeon traps, all things training


Suggested Books 

THE HAPPY PUPPY Pippa Mattinson

TOTAL RECALL Pippa Mattinson

HUNTING WITH SPANIELS  Paul Morrison

HUP! James Spencer (no longer in print)

RETRIEVER TRAINING FOR SPANIELS Pam Kadlec

TRAINING THE WORKING SPANIEL  Janet Menzies

SETTING UP FOR SUCCESS  PDF by Gerry Babin - New!


Sussex related

 MINE Jean Donaldson's excellent book about resource guarding  

BRITISH SPANIELS RARER THAN PANDAS   Daily Mail article

DOG BREEDS VULNERABLE IN THE US Psychology Today

22 DOG BREEDS THAT COULD DISAPPEAR CBS News

TOP 10 DISAPPEARING DOG BREEDS The Telegraph (UK)

THE SUSSEX SPANIEL Wikipedia

30 NATIVE UK BREEDS AT RISK FOR EXTINCTION Country Living 

AUGUSTUS ELLIOT THE SUSSEX SPANIEL Canine Chronicle

BOOKS AT AMAZON Various authors

Important Vaccination Information 

VACCINATION PROTOCOL We use Dr  Jean Dodds schedule for vaccination

TITERS AND VACCINATION PROTOCOL Frequently asked questions answered by Dr Jean Dodds

DURATION OF IMMUNITY TO CANINE VACCINES Dr Ronald Schultz 

DANGERS OF LEPTOSPIROSIS VACCINE Lepto vaccine and kidney failure in dogs

HEMOPET This is THE place to send your dogs blood serum for vaccination titering. 

RABIES CHALLENGE FUND Science based fact sheet that will change how we vaccinate forever.

OVER VACCINATION: DOG OWNER'S BEWARE - May 2012 The Whole Dog Journal 

VACCINATING YOUR DOG brief summary explaining the core & non-core puppy shots

UNDERSTANDING VACCINATION IMMUNOLOGY superb presentation by Bob Rogers DVM

Ecosystem, conservation and climate change articles

AS PHEASANTS DISAPPEAR, HUNTERS IN IOWA FOLLOW  New York Times 2013

CHEATGRASS AND WILDFIRES 2012 Terra Daily article showing why we need to get rid of it!

CLIMATE CHANGE THROWS NATURE OUT OF WHACK  Live Science 2012

CLIMATE CHANGE AND DUCK SEASON  Wildfowl Magazine 2012

GOODBYE CRP?  Montana Outdoors 2010

GAMEBIRDS AND CLIMATE CHANGE 2010 State of the Birds Report

CLIMATE CHANGE AND SPORTSMEN  Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGES INEVITABLE IMPACT ON HUNTERS AND WILDLIFE Pheasants Forever

HOW ENVIRONMENT CHANGES BIRD BEHAVIORS 

GLOBAL WARMING IS CHANGING MIGRATORY BIRD PATTERNS Feb. 2009 Audubon Society Study 

PETS VITAL TO HUMAN EVOLUTION  August 2010 Discovery Science

THE DISAPPEARING CRP  April 2008 New York Times article

CONSERVING HUNTERS   2007 National Geographic article

ERADICATING CHEATGRASS Free PDF published by MSU Extension

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Health related articles

THE AKC HEALTH FOUNDATION My favorite online health and research resource

THE DOG FOOD ADVISOR Saving good dogs from bad dog food. See where your brand ranks!

THE TRUTH ABOUT BACKYARD BREEDERS  Great blog article with some wise buyer tips

RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EARLY SPAY/NEUTERS AKC Health Foundation Podcast - 2012

HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF ERLY SPAY NEUTER IN DOGS AKC Health Foundation article

100 LINKS TO CANINE ANATOMY: BONES, JOINTS, DISEASES

BEWARE OF DANGEROUS WEED  AWNS! ESSFTA "Mean Seed" website with pictures

BEWARE OF GRASS AWN INFECTIONS THIS BIRD HUNTING SEASON - Field and Stream 2012 

RETINAL DYSPLASIA & RETINAL FOLDS Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF)

PROGRESSIVE RETINAL ATROPHY-PRA EYE DEGENERATION CERF

THE PRA DNA TESTING CLINIC University of Missouri

WHAT IS PFK DISEASE? VetGen Definition

CANINE WHELPING CALENDAR  by Suzan van Prooijen

EARLY NEUROLOGICAL STIMULATION TECHNIQUES by Carmen Battaglia

BREEDING CHAMPIONS-STORY OF SAIGHTON'S SCUD by D. Glenn Martyn

CANINE REPRODUCTION Really nice collection of links and info for breeders and the curious

CANINE REPRODUCTION SEMINAR  with  specialist Robert Van Hutchinson DVM 

THE NORMAL CANINE ESTRUS CYCLE  great presentation/slides/graphs by VetMed and LSU

DEWCLAWS, RUNNING AND ARTHRITIS... interesting article by Chris Zink DVM