Anyone who has experienced this unique, wonderous relationship, or who simply enjoys a beautiful tale of the affection between people and their very special dogs, will fall in love with Arthur Vanderbilt's unforgettable memoir of a doting retriever named Amy and the seasons of joy she shared with those around her.
First published in 1998, Willow Creek Press is proud to bring back to print this tenderly told love story that illustrates what a golden retriever can teach us about ourselves and the world we share.
Each author's expertise on dog training is easy to access in these books as they discuss the specific breed's personality, characteristics and history. Readers get seasoned advice on selecting a litter and puppy, early obedience training and socialization, land and water retriever training, training for tricks, grooming, and preventative care. The books also detail ailments common to dogs, and those of special concern for the breed. The informative and accessible text is illustrated in each book with plenty of color photos to help you effectively train your dog.
Ben O. Williams is a legendary figure in the world of bird dogs.
He has bred and trained dogs for over 40 years and, in all that time, one particular dog stole his heart more than any other-Winston, a spirited, hugely talented, but inscrutably aloof Brittany spaniel.
Williams chronicles their time and travels together while thoughtfully examining the profound relationship that can develop between dog and hunter.