Author Brings New Light to Competitive Bird Dog Training

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Christopher Eckhoff has more than 20 years of professional experience training dogs

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Author and professional trainer Christopher Eckhoff believes there is a great deal of confusion about competitive bird dog events. To answer that confusion he presents his nonfiction book “Following The Scent: Bird Dogs, Their Handlers, and Field Trialing” (published by AuthorHouse).

Following the Scent” is a two-year journal of Eckhoff’s efforts training two dogs: one is already a champion and the other is a new competitor just starting out. The dogs – Lefty and Pearl – are competing at different stages, but Eckhoff’s careful notes reveal to the reader exactly how he brings each dog along.

Each chapter of the book is divided into two parts: the progress of the two subject dogs, and an issue about field trialing related to that chapter’s experiences from either a field trial or hunting standpoint.

"I have enjoyed every type of performance related bird dog event in which I have ever participated,” Eckhoff says, “from local bird dog club fun trials to horseback all-age field trials. Performance bird dog events, whether full blown field trials for a national championship or a test program have always been fun.”

Perfect for anyone looking to learn more about competitive bird dog training, “Following the Scent” is available now from major online booksellers.

About the Author
Christopher Eckhoff has been published in Gun Dog and Pointing Dog Journal magazines, among numerous other publications. He has been a bird dog trainer for over 30 years, the most recent 24 years professionally. He is owner/operator of Upland Kennel in eastern Montana. Eckhoff has been heavily involved in bird dog field trials since 1979. He earned field championships with four of his own dogs and has successfully put AKC Master Hunt Test titles on others. .

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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