The Working Cocker by Peter Jones

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Re: The Working Cocker by Peter Jones

Post by Springcopse spaniels » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:57 pm

I 've recently been buying a few old books. Most recent is Talbot Radcliffe, spaniels for sport
Spaniels and their training, Freeman Lloyd
And awaiting a first edition Spaniels breaking for sport and trials, H W Carlton
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Re: The Working Cocker by Peter Jones

Post by Naj » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:33 pm

Carlton is a great little book. I bought the 70s reprint when it first came out on Moxon’s initiative. And an early fan of Thorndike and Skinner. :-D

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Re: The Working Cocker by Peter Jones

Post by Springcopse spaniels » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:49 pm

Naj wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:33 pm
Carlton is a great little book. I bought the 70s reprint when it first came out on Moxon’s initiative. And an early fan of Thorndike and Skinner. :-D

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I've paid £24 for the 1912 1st edition.
There is a 9th edition on EBay asking price minimum of 150....
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Re: The Working Cocker by Peter Jones

Post by Judy » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:14 pm

Springcopse spaniels wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:56 pm
newf wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:14 pm
Is there going to be an auction? :angel: :lol:
I've put my offer in, awaiting a response. Perhaps the admins have been on the source over Xmas. The thought of keeping us lot in order over the next year 😁
Undecided, am going to re-read it when I get a minute, try and see what all the fuss is about! From memory its not half as interesting as Hedley Millington's book.
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Re: The Working Cocker by Peter Jones

Post by Naj » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:32 am

I thought HM’s book was a bit of a disappointment from a training perspective. Interesting anecdotes and a lot of name dropping but he did a lot of criticising others about harsh handling until finally revealing that he was pretty harsh himself by many people’s standard. It promised a lot but didn’t really deliver for me. :think:

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Re: The Working Cocker by Peter Jones

Post by Judy » Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:43 pm

The gossip was interesting...
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Re: The Working Cocker by Peter Jones

Post by EssGrouse » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:20 am

Peters is a very good book and now available in a downloadable version to read on tablets/kindles.
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Re: The Working Cocker by Peter Jones

Post by Springcopse spaniels » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:36 pm

Fully aware of the download Liam, prefer a hard copy
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Re: The Working Cocker by Peter Jones

Post by Judy » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:31 am

I had another look at Peter Jones's book and remembered why I'd kept it - its got loads of photos of my dogs' ancestors in it, otherwise it might have been moved on as it wasn't terribly impressive, just another dog book.
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