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How To Train Dogs And Cats | by Frederick H. Erb, Jr



Hints on Shooting and Hunting Game. Life Experience of Frederick H. Erb, Jr.

TitleHow To Train Dogs And Cats
AuthorFrederick H. Erb, Jr
PublisherFrederick H. Erb, Jr
Year1904
Copyright1904, Frederick H. Erb, Jr
AmazonHow To Train Dogs And Cats
-A Life-Time Experience with Dogs
After a life-time's experience with dogs of all kinds, in all kinds of field work, at all seasons of the year and under every possible condition, I feel competent to claim a knowledge of dogs, birds, ...
-Hints On Shooting And Hunting Game
I find many ups and downs in different dogs of different breeds. Some people will say they have the only breed of dogs. Now, what standpoint they get that from I would like to know. My life's experien...
-Hints On Shooting And Hunting Game. Continued
If he don't get right out to hunt, don't say anything to him, and don't pet him; just go along and let him alone and he will go out himself. Or, if you have a friend who has a dog that will hunt, it w...
-Point Work
What is his point work? is the first question asked nine times out of ten by amateurs and people who have never seen a dog point. There are two different ways by which dogs find game to point -by...
-Teaching A Dog To Point
It is not an easy thing to teach a dog to point. In the first place, a great many dogs have not a good nose scent, and many times there is no chance to find game to work the dogs on. I have found i...
-Retrieving A Bird
When you kill game, let your dog go and retrieve the dead, while you stand still, and let him fetch it to you. When he brings in the bird always have him hold it a minute, while you raise your h...
-Mouthing A Bird
When a dog mouths a bird, after he picks it up, and starts to come to you mouthing it, follow these rules: Take a strap about a foot long, and calling your dog up to you. strap him across the no...
-Breaking Gun Shy Dogs. System Of Retrieving
Gun-shy dogs and bird-shy dogs are not so easily broken. My success in breaking them is due to my getting them interested in their own natural way. It is natural for a dog to like to carry and f...
-Two Months Old Setter
The illustration of a two and a half-month-old full blooded setter pup, broken by the use of my training device, and which is seen retrieving a prairie chicken, shows the pup handling himself on...
-Shipping Dogs
In shipping dogs, great care should be taken, as there is much liability to danger and sickness. Whether a puppy or a grown dog, he should always be put in a tight box, with open slats on top, and an ...
-Infallible Remedy For Distemper
The following medicine is one which I value very highly and consider the chief cause of my wonderful success in keeping my dogs strong and healthy: Prescription : One quart of raw linseed oil, ...
-Setting A Broken Limb
The first thing to do is to draw the leg into a natural position. Then take two pieces of light board, one-eighth of an inch thick and about the width of the dog's leg; have the boards full long...
-Muzzling A Dog
It is cruel to keep a muzzle on a dog and useless, too. There is not a single good reason why a dog should be so tortured. No wonder he gets cross. It makes me tired to hear so much about mad...
-A Model Kennel
A thoroughly sanitary kennel should be raised three feet off the ground. Through the summer months the space under the flooring should be left open for the air to circulate freely and so keep th...
-Hunting Wagon
There is nothing nicer than to have a hunting wagon to carry your dogs in whether you have two or twenty. It is easy to make a crate to set on a wagon bed. Have the crate built of slats two inches apa...
-Sending A Dog On Trial
My advice is often asked in regard to sending dogs on trial. Don't do it. A handler can handle a dog on game without trouble, while a stranger might not be able to do anything with him. One grea...
-Putting A Dog In Shape For A Dog Show
When it is desired to put a dog in shape for a dog show, many points must be considered. One of the first is the condition of his coat. Instead of washing him in water and so rendering him liabl...
-Chesapeake Bay Dogs
Chesapeake Bay dogs are probably the best and most widely known of water dogs. They are as much at home in the water as an otter, and no matter how cold the water is, or how much ice is running, will ...
-Beagles
The king of rabbit dogs is the beagle. Small, alert, wonderfully clever, always wide awake and ready for fun or work, a beagle is a constant source of pleasure to either child or man. He is easi...
-How To Teach Dogs To Perform All Manner Of Tricks
It is not hard to teach small dogs to perform all manner of tricks. They are always ready to play and a little spare time now and then is all that is needed. Ten minutes, four or five times a da...
-Game Protection
Had the game laws that are being made now been made fifteen years ago there would not be the scarcity of game that is now found in most states. Some of the state laws are fine, but in the greater numb...
-Hints On Shooting
There are many things to learn in order to become a good shot. First of all, be sure to get a good gun and have it fitted to you by the dealer. Have the drop and stock best suited to you; don't go acc...
-Taking A Gun Apart
Have your dealer show you how to take your gun apart and put it together; how to let the hammers down and how to cock it. I have been out hunting with many an amateur who did not know how to put...
-Revolver Shooting
Revolver shooting is not hard to learn. Be sure to get a revolver that fits your hand and that does not pull too hard, or it will cause you to shoot high. Either load your own shells or...
-Cats
Cats are great pets in many homes. This is right, for what is nicer than a well behaved, affectionate cat? They can be trained to do all manner of tricks by following the same rules I have given fo...
-Squirrels
Almost every one who has ever used a gun has gone out sometime in his life after squirrels. If the hunter goes out in June he will find the young fellows, but in the fall he will get fully grown...
-Rabbits
Rabbits can be found almost anywhere in the country and require no especial skill to kill. A good rabbit dog will keep one busy, and the beagle is easily the prime favorite for rabbit hunting. ...
-Ducks And Geese
Ducks and geese are so wary that a great deal of judgment is required to shoot them. Open shooting is impossible, and they can only be shot from blinds and over decoys. Blinds either on land or water,...
-Jack Snipe
There is much excitement in snipe shooting. Jack snipe live in the open prairie swamp lands, and as there is little cover, the dog has no chance to point them. They do not lie close like the ...
-Golden Plover
Golden plover travel in large flocks and follow the jack snipe on their northern flight. They live on the prairie, in plowed fields and burnt ground. They are of a golden color with black breasts. ...
-Quail
Quails are known and hunted in all parts of the world. They are very game and will test the skill of any dog. They are found in all kinds of cover, preferring, however, the edges of fences and brus...
-Pheasant
Pheasants, or partridges, as they are commonly called, live in the thickest of the woods, so that it is hard to hunt or get them without a good dog. They live on wild berries and wild grapes and...
-Woodcock
The woodcock is one of the hardest game birds to hunt. He weighs from four to six and a half ounces, is of a golden color, with a large head and an ear that you could stick a lead pencil into. H...
-Prairie Chicken
The prairie chicken is a bird that has been hunted until in many states it is nearly exterminated. While young the birds are very easy to kill, as they don't seem to have much sense of danger. T...
-Wild Turkeys
A flock of wild turkeys is a great sight. They are easy birds to trap and kill. They can be baited into any trap with corn, and can be shot at night on their roosts. They can be called with a tu...
-A Few Training Device Testimonials
(American Fied, Chicago, III., Oct. 15, 1903). Fred Erb, Jr., has covered a lot of territory this fall giving exhibitions of how to train a dog to retrieve from land and water with the use of his d...
-Some Of The Author's Famous Scores
Erb-Bogardus. (American Field, March 20, 1880) This match, which was for a purse of $200, was shot at St. Joseph, Mo., Thursday, March 11, 1880. The conditions of the match were: To shoot at 100 pi...
-Erb-Mitchell. (American Field, June 4, 1881)
St. Louis, Mo. Editor Chicago Field. Saturday, May 28, the match between Fred Erb, Jr., of St. Joseph, Mo., and Capt. W. T. Mitchell, of Richmond, Va., was shot at the Compton Park Base Ball Ground...
-Erb-Bennett. {American Field, Sept. 2, 1882)
Cameron, Mo. Editor American Field. August 8, at Chillicothe, Mo., Mr. Fred Erb, Jr., of St. Joseph, Mo., and Mr. John Bennett, of Linneus, Mo., shot a match at fifty pair of double birds each, tra...
-Wonderful Exhibition. (American Field, July II, 1885)
LaFayette, Ind.-Mr. Fred Erb, Jr., shot an exhibition here on June 29 with rifle and shotgun for the Ancient Order of Hibernians at the LaFayette Fair Grounds, which was witnessed by over 10,000 peopl...
-Erb-Bogardus. (American Field, Chicago, III., Jan. 14, 1888)
LaFayette, Ind. Editor American Field. The Erb-Bogardus match, so long talked of, took place here Jan. 4, at 1 o'clock p. m. The shooting was at 100 live birds each, Hurlingham rules, for $250 a si...
-Erb Against Birds. (American Field, April 7, 1888)
LaFayette, Ind. Editor American Field. The dates of Mr. Fred Erb's shoot were changed from April 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 to March 26, 27 and 28. Mr. Erb shot at 200 targets on each of the first two days a...
-Erb-Graham. (American Field, May 5, 1888, At Louisville, Ky)
The Monaco rules governed throughout, except there was no wire fence to guard the boundary. This difference, however, with the extremely close boundary, made the shooting the hardest ever done, and sc...
-Erb-Graham. (American Field, May 12, 1888)
LaFayette, Ind. Editor American Field. I send you the score of the match between Wm. Graham, champion of England, and Fred Erb, Jr., of LaFayette, Ind., at Connersville, Ind., on May 2, at 25 pigeo...
-Sketch Of Author's Life
(From LaFayette, Ind., Herald, 1895). The Herald takes pleasure in presenting to its many readers today a brief outline of the career of Fred Erb, Jr., LaFayette's champion shot. Fred Erb, Jr., ...
-A Visit To Mr. Fred Erb, Jr.'s Kennels
Mulberry, Ind. Editor American Field: It is not very well known among the sportsmen of the country that we have here in Indiana a man who is capable of training setters and pointers for high-class ...
-Points Of Merit In The Erb Collar For Dogs And Cats
Cats will not scratch and fight with the Erb collar on. The sweating of a dog or cat about the neck does not leave any smell or dirt on the Erb collar, or breed any diseases. No dirty collars, n...
-Trainer Of All Kinds Of Hunting Dogs, Trick Dogs And Cats
Terms: For trainings dogs complete - $75, one-half down when the dog is shipped, and the balance when the dog is broken and ready to show to the owner ls a completely broken dog in every way. The d...









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