I recommend you get in touch with the Springer Spaniel club people. There are some field trials coming up that you should attend---there you can meet people and ask about training methods as well as finding a pup.I'm actively looking for a springer spaniel puppy this spring for my family as a hunting dog for my husband and myself. We're planning on training them to flush upland game as well as retrieve waterfowl.
I have limited experience training a Labrador with my grandpa as a kid, and I was wondering if anyone has any advice on particular books or dvds that can get us started.
I am a retriever person, so I don't have the whole scoop. There is a field trial at Lee Kay near Salt Lake City this weekend (3/8/2014), you should attend and mingle. I have watched some of them, lots of nice people there.
Here is a link to the event this weekend: http://www.essft.com/2014Premium/spring_timpanogos.pdf
Also look here: http://www.essft.com/2014Premium/spring_utah.pdf
Get in touch with the club people, Brent B. in the link above (there you will also find his contact info) is very nice.
Good luck, it is tough getting started!