Scott Linden is known for his creative approach to dog training. His book, What the Dogs Taught Me, has turned heads with its innovative way of looking at how dogs think and learn. Many of the “lessons” he shares are the result of hunting with hundreds of dogs on his television show Wingshooting USA.

Linden said, “It fills in the blanks in any dog’s learning process, shaving a couple years off the new hunting dog owner’s learning curve.” Tips on everything from how your dog can help you shoot better, to care and feeding, first aid, and answers to hundreds of viewer questions make the book a quick and insightful read. Self-deprecating humor and dozens of color photos keep the reading light and practical.

What the Dogs Taught Me offers a lighthearted, welcoming, and practical approach that introduces you to the skills, gear, protocol and "dogology" you'll need to hone your skills or begin your exploration of the uplands. From gun fit to field etiquette, reading bird cover, and how to interact with dogs, guides, and fellow hunters, you'll be ready for your first (or your next) bird hunt.

Recommended by dog training guru George Hickox and TV personality Dez Young of “Hunting with Hank,” signed copies of Linden’s book are a great Christmas gift idea, available with free shipping at www.whatthedogstaughtme.com.