Essential Care in the Field: A Fitness Manual for Working Dogs
Swan Hill Press, UK
Full of sound, practical common sense, and written in a plain, friendly, straightforward style, this book explores the different needs and care requirements of working dogs in their various roles. It describes how to start with the right dog in the first place, how to keep it in top condition, how to achieve and manage peak fitness, and the best methods of dealing with health problems arising from the working day or night.
An invaluable field first-aid section completes a down-to-earth guide on the care of the working dog, written by two authors who are totally familiar with the field environment and its challenges. Whether you are just starting out, or come from generations of successful working dog handlers, you will find a great deal of worthwhile information in these pages.
Jackie Drakeford has had a lifelong interest in the working dog. She has seen countless dogs working in all manner of different roles, and has always been acutely aware of the way good husbandry enhances a dog's inborn capabilities. She writes for a number of countryside publications.
Mark Elliott is a veterinary specialising in homeopathy. His practice is based in West Sussex and he also offers advice on acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutrition.