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Joan Bailey Bio

Joan Bailey began upland hunting during her college days in Montana, then in Eastern Ontario, Canada for ruffed grouse and woodcock. Most of her hunting was in Eastern Nebraska for pheasants and quail and occasional jump-shooting ducks. More recently her hunting is in the heart of the Charlie Russell country of Montana, and in Eastern Oregon.

She was editor of The Gun Dog Supreme for 26 years and a founding member of the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association (NAVHDA), working closely with Bodo Winterhelt, becoming a NAVHDA judge, as well as a judge for the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Club of America (WPGCA) and for the Klub Deutsch Kurzhaar (KDK-USA.).

Bailey’s earlier book, How To Help Gun Dogs Train Themselves, gained national and international attention from outdoor writers Larry Mueller, Outdoor Life, Bill Tarrant, Field & Stream, Bill McClure, American Hunter, John McGonigle, Gun Dog and is now in its 4th revised edition. This now classic book takes the reader through the first 12 months of the dog’s life.

In 1996 Bailey’s GRIFFON, Gun Dog Supreme provided the first comprehensive history of the breed and was hailed by outdoor writers such as Larry Mueller, who said, “Because of her truth and honesty, Griffons and their breeders will benefit from this book for all time…This is THE breed book for ALL breeds.” A large section of the book was devoted to the testing, judging and breeding of versatile dogs.

Bailey received 13 awards from the Dog Writers Association of America.

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Press Releases for How to Have the Best Trained Gun Dog

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New Book Shows Gun Dog Owners How to Have a Finished Dog with Little or No Pain

In the new book, How to Have the Best Trained Gun Dog, author Joan Bailey shows the gun dog owner how to train his dog to be a never-fail retriever; to be steady to wing and shot; and to be steady at the blind. She successfully uses scientific knowledge of canine behavior and training techniques that have worked for decades, both here and in Europe

For gun dog owners who don’t like the “ear pinching” way, or the use of electronics to whoa their dog, Bailey has an alternative. In a precise step-by-step method, Bailey promises that you will have a fully trained gun dog in 3 to 4 months.

“The new book picks up right where Bailey’s first book left off and succinctly guides one through all the steps necessary to nurture and train a finished gun dog of any breed.” Phil Bennett, field judge.

Bailey, identified as “one of America’s great dog people” by Outdoor Life hunting dog editor, Larry Mueller, has spent most of her life enjoying the sport of upland bird and waterfowl hunting. Bailey was a field judge with NAVHDA, WPGCA, and the KDK for over 30 years. She was editor of The Gun Dog Supreme for 26 years and received 13 awards from the Dog Writers Association of America.

Her earlier book, How to Help Gun Dogs Train Themselves, gained national and international attention from outdoor writers Bill Tarrant, Field & Stream; Bill McClure, American Hunter; John McGonigle, Gun Dog; Larry Mueller, Outdoor life and is now in the 4th revised edition. It covers the first 12 months of the gun dog’s life. At that point Bailey promised that the dog would be half trained. The new book takes you and your dog the rest of the way.

How to Have the Best Trained Gun Dog, Taking Advantage of Proven, Unique Training Methods. All natural – No Expensive Electronics Needed

Trade paperback
ISBN 978-0-9630127-5-3
118 pp, 50 photos
$23.95

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Graff Peterson 503-296-06725
email Graff Peterson

New Book Shows Gun Dog Owners How to Have a Finished Dog with Little or No Pain

Author Joan Bailey shows the gun dog owner how to train his dog to be a never-fail retriever, to be steady to wing and shot and steady at the blind. Bailey uses scientific knowledge of canine behavior and techniques that have worked for decades, both here and in Europe.

For gun dog owners who don’t like the “ear pinching” way, or using severe methods to whoa the dog Bailey has an alternative. In a precise step-by-step method, and by spending 10 minutes a day with your dog, you will have a fully trained gun dog in 3 to 4 months.

Bailey was a field judge of versatile hunting dogs with NAVHDA, WPGCA, and the KDK-USA for over 28 years. She was editor of The Gun Dog Supreme for 26 years and received 13 awards from the Dog Writers Association of America.

Her earlier book, How to Help Gun Dogs Train Themselves, gained national and international attention from outdoor writers Larry Mueller, Outdoor Life; Bill Tarrant, Field & Stream; Bill McClure, American Hunter; John McGonigle, Gun Dog; and is now its 4th revised edition. It takes the reader through the first 12 months of the gun dog's life. At that point Bailey promised that the dog would be half trained. The new book starts there and concludes with a finished dog.

How to Have the Best Trained Gun Dog, Taking Advantage of Proven, Unique Training Methods. All Natural – No expensive Electronics Needed

Trade paperback
ISBN 978-09630127-5-3
118 pp, 50 photos
$23.95
Swan Valley Press
www.howtotraingundogs.com
1-866-296-6725

Amazon.com, Lion Country Supply, Dogs Unlimited

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How to Have the Best Trained Gun Dog

Taking Advantage of Proven, Unique Training Methods
All Natural – No Expensive Electronics Needed

How to Have the Best Trained Gun Dog
Joan Bailey
Outdoors, Hunting
ISBN: 978-0-9630127-5-3
Trade paperback
Publication date: January 2009
Books available September 2008
118 pp
$23.95
6 x 9
www.swanvalleypress.com

Phil Bennett, field judge: “This book picks up right where Bailey’s first book left off and succinctly guides one through all the steps necessary to nurture and train a finished gun dog of any breed.” By spending 10 minutes a day with your dog you will:

 

 

LEARN:

How to Force Retrieve Train with Little or No Pain
How to Control Your Dog at All Times
How Steady to Wing & Shot are Made Easier.

John Lundberg, field judge: “The new book is terrific. Impressive thoroughness. The detail is empowering…It’s clear, with concrete examples and real-life situations…Lots of good and practical guidance…so good that I almost want to get another dog just so I can use your methods.”

Jack Dallimore, field judge: “This book should be on every gundog owner’s book shelf and read cover to cover whenever a new dog is coming into the home. With both of Bailey’s books you are assured of having a complete training program regardless of breed or age.”

Bailey was a field judge of versatile hunting dogs with NAVHDA, WPGCA and the KDK for over 28 years. She was editor of The Gun Dog Supreme for 26 years and received 13 awards from the Dog Writers Association of America.

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Review copies will be sent to reviewers in major magazines in the field: Gun Dog, Pointing Dog Journal, American Hunter, Quail Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Upland Almanac. Other regional publications will be targeted.

Book reviews for How to Have the Best Trained Gun Dog

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Joan Bailey has just written what can easily accurately be described as the long awaited sequel to her first training book. How to Have the Best Trained Gun Dog picks up right where the previous volume left off. It gently and succinctly guides one through all the steps necessary to nurture and train a finished gun dog of any breed to become the kind of dog that you would be proud to pat on the head while your hunting buddies retell the events of the day, as the smell of cooked game fills the room, and your supply of prized single malt scotch dwindles with the firelight.

I have judged many hunting dogs and I can not think of any who would not have been even better had their owners/handlers read the advice that Joan ha snow put into print. Any serious hunter or gun dog owner who just wants an enviable dog should put How to Have the Best Trained Gun Dog on their Christmas list. Actually, I wouldn’t wait for the holidays; I would get it now so the next hunting season can be the best one yet for you and your dog. And if your hunting buddies are envious, let them buy the libation!

Phil Bennett, Maine: field judge


For Immediate Release:

For anyone involved in bringing out the best in his/her hunting dog companion, Joan Bailey’s new book How to Have the Best Trained Gun Dog is a great transition from her book, How to Help Gun dogs Train Themselves. Most bookshelves have many books detailing methods to train hunting dogs. None has the clear path to a finished dog defined as well as the combination of these two books.

If you want to succeed at developing your pup to be as good as he/she can be, these two books need to be a part of your journey. If you already have the first book, you will find that Joan Bailey’s new book will fill your needs in your quest for a finished gun dog. There is nothing more pleasurable or satisfying than hunting behind a well-trained gun dog that you have trained yourself from the day pup arrives at your home until he/she is a finished product. Not only will this combination of books help you bring your pup along, but the pup will absolutely love doing it.

If you have How To Help Gun Dogs Train Themselves, get How to Have the Best Trained Gun Dog. If not, get them both and have fun!

Jim Seibel, Michigan: field judge