Foreword 1. The Very Beginning 2. The Puppy up to 6 Months Old 3. Real Training Begins 4. Around 8 or 9 Months Old 5. More is Expected 6. The Halfway Stage of Training 7. Launchers and Advanced Dummy Work 8. Taking a Line 9. The End of Hand Training 10. First Season's Experience 11. Advanced Field Technique 12. Field Trials and Field Tests 13. Breeding 14. The Next Generation Index
Joe Irving, a former child psychiatrist, discovered that his psychiatric training gave a unique perspective to gundog training. He used this method to great success as a professional trainer, winning the prestigious McNeil Professional Handlers' Cup. He was the author of a number of classic gundog training books.