GSPCI Lending Library
A free lending library is available to members of the GSPCI. The library includes a variety of DVDs, VHS tapes and BOOKS to help you train your dog as well as learn more about AKC and other events. The library is available at the bi-monthly meetings and items can be borrowed for up to two months. Contact GSPCI Vice President, Perry Dlugie at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Site Updated: 09 / 18 /16
“THE GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER IN AMERICA”
One of the most popular gun dogs in the world, the shorthair has earned its proper place beside the American hunter. This video covers the wonderful versatility of the breed, a conformation that provides for strength and endurance in the field, its “trainability” and its easy-going, biddable nature. You’ll also learn more about the history of this “natural retriever” and see what it can do in the field.
“TRAINING POINTING DOGS”
Applicable to pointing dogs of all ages and in all stages of development, “Gun Dog Training Pointing Dogs” breaks a training program down into easily understood segments, each of which lead the dog to a more polished performance in the field. Beginning with the basic commands, and simple introductions to the gun, birds, and water, professional trainer Bob West explains and demonstrates each command, how to communicate it, and how to enforce it, culminating with advanced lesions in training steadiness to wing and shot.
“STEADINESS ON POINT: TEACHING THE WHOA COMMAND”
Bob West and Roger Sparks reveal their techniques for teaching your pointing dog the most important command he will learn. Covers training table to ground work.
“TRAINING POINTING DOGS FEATURING BOB WEST”
This DVD includes segments on: the basic training commands: Kennel, Come, Heel, Introduction to Birds, the Gun and Water, The Most Important Pointing Dog Command: Whaa!, The Trained Retrieve, Bird Planting, Staunching, Steadiness and Style, Steadying to Wing and Shot.
“PUPPY DEVELOPMENT I”
This is not a puppy training video, but rather a video to teach you how to develop your puppy’s behavioral patterns. Conquering behavior at a young age means a better behaved dog latter. Working through the steps in this video will prepare your dog to listen to orders so that you can train him successfully.
“PUPPY DEVELOPMENT II”
A Puppy Development Program will prepare your dog for formal training. This is the second video in series to teach you the how to encourage your puppy’s inherent hunting instincts. Working through the steps in this video will teach you to develop your dog’s senses of sight, smell and touch as well as encourage his desire to hunt.
The Smith family has provided bird dog training for almost a century and training seminars since 1968. Rick and Ronnie Smith are products of this training tradition and bring to you a lifetime of knowledge and experience. Rick and Ronnie operate training kennels and guide quail hunts. They have trained numerous National and International
Champion Field Trial winners, produce training videos and teach seminars all over the world.
“THE SILENT COMMAND SYSTEM OF DOG TRAINING”
With Rick and Ronnie Smith
The Smith family has provided bird dog training for almost a century and training seminars since 1968. Rick and Ronnie Smith are products of this training tradition and bring to you a lifetime of knowledge and experience. Both Rick and Ronnie operate training kennels and guide quail hunts. They have a legacy of training numerous National and International Champions, producing training videos and teaching seminars all over the world.
This video will give you an overview and outline of the training system developed by the Smiths and used in the training programs and seminars. It’s called the “ Silent Command System” because it is based on using the language your dog already knows, and verbal commands are not added until the correct behavior is being performed. Using this system, your dog will learn more easily because it doesn’t have to learn our language, and we will be eliminating the frustration that can result when dogs are pushed too fast and too hard.
“GEORGE HICKOX – TRAINING POINTING DOGS”
George Hickox teaches the how to’s of training gundogs to owners through this easy-to-understand and logical program.
Volume I – Introduction to Birds and Gun.
Developing the hunting and pointing instincts in your dog.
Volume II - Electronic Collar Training and Basic Obedience
All the essentials of proper e-collar introduction are covered in this volume.
Volume III – Holding Point and Hunting in Range
How to teach your dog to be staunch on point reliably.
Volume IV – Advanced Training
Teaching your dog to retrieve to hand, back and be steady to wing and shot.
“THE BUDDY STICK”
A training program with Hall of Fame Trainer Buddy Smith
“TRAINING FOR SILENT HUNTING – NO WHISTLES – NO WHOAS”
With J. M. Nahorn or Mason Creek Kennel
There is nothing more rewarding than a tranquil hunt with a well-trained dog. View how to train for Silent Training. Watch the training of an eight week old German Wirehaired Pointer puppy as she develops into a solid hunting companion by the age of six months. This video illustrates the step-by-step methods of training for:
First steps in retrieving and pointing
Introduction to birds
Introduction to water
Check cording into birds
Revealing tips for:
Use of remote bird launcher
Avoiding gun shyness
“TRAINING YOUR POINTING DOG”
With Scott Miller
Scott Miller has won the National Bird hunter’s Association Top Handler of the year award for 10 consecutive years. The dogs he trains are all hard hunting with perfect manners and compete in National Bird hunter field trials. These dogs are the type most hunters would love to own, but either don’t know how or have the time to train them. In this program, Scott shows you the way to train your dog to be all he can be without using harsh methods or taking up all your spare time. His methods are time proven for all pointing breeds and the same as he uses on competition dogs as he prepares them for an even higher level of training. Watch as he trains points of different ages and stages of development. You will learn about:
Picking a puppy
Developing a puppy
The electronic training collar
Honoring another dogs point
Hunting to the gun
You will see quail hunting action with pointers, setters, German Shorthairs and Brittany Spaniels.
For training an advanced retriever using the Electronic Collar
Featuring Master Trainer Tony Harnett
Have the retriever you have always wanted!! This is the first instructional DVD that shows you in visual detail how to properly use the Electronic Collar to rapidly turn your dog into a top Hunting Retriever. Using these time-proven, easy techniques and taking only fifteen minutes each day, you can have an advanced retrieving dog in a few short months. This best-selling guide includes force-fetching, wagon wheel, swim by, nine cast drill and many more proven training techniques.
“NATIVE TIPS FROM THE PROS”
Whether you own a pointing or retrieving breed, it’s important to lay a solid foundation to help your dog become the hunting and household companion you’ve always wanted. Follow along with Steve Ries(a GSPCI MEMBER) and top members of the Native Pro Staff team as they walk you through many of the key components of canine training.
TOPICS INCLUDE: Choosing the right dog for you, Basic obedience introduction, Puppy socialization, Introduction to gunfire, Introduction to water retrieves, Basic marks and retrieves, Teaching the “whoa” command, Steadying and honoring And many more.
“AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ELECTRONIC DOG-TRAINING COLLAR”
This widely accepted training method is both humane and very effective. You’ll train your dog using safe. Low-level stimulation. Covers proven avoidance techniques that get positive, fast results!
Retriever training from puppy to finished gun dog.
“FIELD FIRST AID”
A must for all pheasant hunters the how, when and where pheasant hunting video.
“THE POINT IS…”
The AKC Hunting Test for pointing breeds.
“LAND OF THE RINGNECK”
Enter the domain of the ring-neck pheasant.
“THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB, THE GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER”
“AKC’S DEALING WITH MISCONDUCT AT DOG SHOWS AND OBEDIENCE TRIALS"
"STARTING RIGHT WITH REMOTE TRAINING COLLARS"
"TRI-TRONICSTHREE ACTION INTRODUCTION”
“GUN DOG TRAINING”
By Bill Tarrant – New strategies from today’s top trainers.
By Dave Duffey – Trouble shooting gun dog problems.
“BASIC GUN DOG TRAINING (And then some)”
By Bob West
By Kenneth C. Roebuck – Care and training of all pointing breeds.