I'm very pleased to present my Training Manual
Setting Up For Success
Setting Up For Success is a unique concept that combines video and text into one platform. You can read a particular chapter and then click on the adjoining video clip that will allow you to actually see how a particular task is achieved.
It's the next best thing to being in the field with an experienced handler.
I will help
you train that sock chewing puppy to become a wonderful hunting partner
that will hunt with YOU as a team.
This 12 chapter training
manual will guide you along every step of the way with demonstrations on
bird planting techniques. The last chapters describe the inner workings of
a field trial and explain what judges are looking for. Judging score
sheets are broke down item by item and I explain exactly what a judge is
looking for and how to train to that end. Helping you achieve some of
those seemingly impossible tasks.
Here's what others are saying
Hey Gerry good to hear from you.
"What a project you undertook here.
Owner of Blackriver Kennels
Jeff is one the most successful Spaniel handlers in North America.
Among Jeff's many accomplishment he has won 10 Spaniel National Championships over his career, as of 2016, including Blackriver's Tanner who won the 2016 U.S. Open Spaniel National Championship, U.S. National Amateur Spaniel Championship and the Canadian Open National Spaniel Championship as well as the Canadian Amateur National Spaniel Championship.
"I read your book and I found it very good.
Very pleased to see that you did not include shock collars.
I could have used this book 40 years ago!"
Owner of Ivanhoe Kennels
Bill is a nationally renowned trainer and handler of English Springer Spaniels, with more than 20 years of experience. Bill has been awarded more than 100 ribbons and prizes, including national awards and championships in AKC Performance Events.
|"This is a very well done, easy
to follow, step - by - step of developing a pup all way up to field
trials. Of course hunters and hunt test enthusiasts will benefit greatly
from Mr. Babin's careful instructions and video demonstrations."
"The sequential approach is the right one, and Mr. Babin gives tips on how to avoid problems and confusion in your dog; as he takes you through the progressions."
"I have pretty much seen and read everything out there and I would put this product right at the top of your list of required reading."
"His videos are really well done. A great tool for newbie's and puppy owner's starting out. It is like a training manual with illustrations that - when you click them; become short video clips."
"Another thing is he gets into trialing - which is a subject that a lot of other books and video talk down."
Owner of Springers of Narvin
Bill grew up with Springers and in 2011 his little female Lady Caramel clinched the Canadian National Spaniel Championship. Breeding top quality Springers he is a highly competitive trainer and handler as well as a dedicated hunter.
"Mr. Babin is half the
brains behind my National champion. He has been one of my mentors and I
owe a lot of my success to him. He has already been there and done that!"
"This is a great instructional video book for someone starting out and looking for a reference guide."
Pro trainer/Handler from Vermont Owner and handler of National Open Field Trial Champion Mountain Evens Raeve
"You're giving away all our secrets!"
About the Author
|Gerry purchased his first English Springer Spaniel in 1982
as a family pet and hunting dog. He soon joined a local Spaniel club and
quickly realized the value of a trained hunting dog. His involvement in
Spaniel Field Trials has brought him to the forefront of Spaniel
activities in Canada. As a member of the Canadian Kennel Club he sat on
the Spaniel Council for over 20 years where Spaniel Field Trial Rules and
Regulations are developed and applied as well Gerry is an accredited
Spaniel Field Trial Judge. Belonging to the Sudbury and District Kennel
Club he sat on the board of directors and was the clubs webmaster for over
20 years. He has held positions of Field Trial Chairman and Field Trial
Secretary thus sharing the duties and having direct control over events.
Gerry has always promoted the English Springer Spaniel as the ULTIMATE
HUNTING DOG and if he is not in the field training his Spaniels, you'll
find him and his Spaniels out in the woods of Northern Ontario hunting
Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock hunting. His commitment to the breed has
resulted in the formation of Grousevalley Springers where he breeds the
occasional litter of quality English Springer Spaniels one of which has
sired the 2011 National Champion. Feeling that new puppy owners know very
little about the proper training of a hunting Spaniel he handed out
training tips and encouraged new owners to join the club. In order for
these new owners to get the most enjoyment from their Spaniels he decided
to put together a training manual "Setting Up For Success" in which he
takes you step by step from the sock chewing puppy to a wonderful
controlable hunting companion. The final chapter will bring you into the
workings of a Spaniel Field Trial and prepare you for this great sport if
you should so desire to pursue such an endeavour.
Gerry has championed numerous Field Trial Champions 6 of which were his own family pets and hunting partners. As well, he has trained and handled CFC Springville Imperial Sweeper along with Marty Knibbs to become the 2001 # 1 Canadian High-Point Spaniel, CFC Springville Jake 1988 #2 Canadian High-Point Spaniel and CFC Grousevalley Trucker (Tucker) 2013 Ontario High-Point Spaniel.
Trixie becomes Field Trial Champion and
her pup Smokey wins the puppy stake