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Customer Review #32130

By: Jimmy From IA

Golden Retriever. Owns 1111 dogs. Hunts. Competes.
Good read!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 32130
Reviewed: 2016-10-28
Customer Review #30960

By: Bennett Ellington From CA

Hunts. Competes.
A great source to set up training drills.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 30960
Reviewed: 2016-08-02
Customer Review #30070

By: Matthew Snyder From IL

Labrador. Hunts.
Well organized book with easily understood descriptions/diagrams of the drills.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 30070
Reviewed: 2016-06-17
Customer Review #30072

By: Don Gardner From NJ

American Water Spaniel. Hunts.
Building a Retriever is an excellent source for expanding traning drills while providing a cLear explanation.
I train weekly with several friends and their gun dogs of various breeds. All enthusiastic waterfowl hunters and several of us handle our dogs guiding hunts during the upland season.
Thanks for an excellent training resource.
Building a Retriever - Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity is a valuable source of information to us help train and continue to improve our gun dogs.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 30072
Reviewed: 2016-06-17
Customer Review #30144

By: Douglas Coffing From CA

Owns 12 dogs. Hunts.
Great book for beginning and experienced dog handlers. The book is full of excellent advice and drills.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 30144
Reviewed: 2016-06-21
"Lots of useful drills"

By: Rick Sprake From PA

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
Great book with lots of useful drills. Author explains some dog behavior in a different way. Interesting read.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 28925
Reviewed: 2016-04-20
"Great book."

By: Larry Hill From ID

Owns 11 dogs. Hunts. Competes.
Great book.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 28947
Reviewed: 2016-04-21
"A lot of great drills to keep your dog sharp"

By: Phil Swedberg From MI

Hunts.
There are a lot of great drills to keep your dog sharp, and also to keep dog training fresh.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 28299
Reviewed: 2016-03-22
"I love how the drills are ranked"

By: Odette Fetzner From NY

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
I love how the drills are ranked beginning, moderate, and advanced. And also ranked by how many helpers you need to do the drill. I'm a rookie retriever trainer, many times working by myself; so I can focus on the drills that are for my level and I can do by myself. Also the explanations of the early drills are understandable.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 27310
Reviewed: 2016-02-17
"Awesome book"

By: Laura Volberg From CA

Owns 4 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
Awesome book. Really like the exercises. Very informative!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 27096
Reviewed: 2016-02-08
"Easy to understand."

By: Ron Sullivan From TX

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
Great drills including common problems and solutions. Easy to understand.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26682
Reviewed: 2016-01-25
"I would highly recommend it."

By: Alfred Baroni From NJ

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
Very good book. I would highly recommend it.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26348
Reviewed: 2016-01-10
"I love the drills."

By: Beth Harrison From AR

Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
I love the drills. They are divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The only thing I would change is I wish they were sequenced to #1, #2, etc. You can sort of figure that out, but you have to really dig all the way through the book.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 25793
Reviewed: 2015-12-24
"I bought this book as a gift for my nephew. He specifically requested it for Christmas."

By: Tasia Tomany From TX

black lab. Hunts.
I bought this book as a gift for my nephew. He specifically requested it for Christmas.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 25882
Reviewed: 2015-12-27
"Good, practical information."

By: John Battley From MS

Good, practical information. Drills for one or several people. Also has some useful insights on dog psychology, with a touch of humor thrown in.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 23237
Reviewed: 2015-08-30
"Good explanation of drills that teach various concepts. Drills are fun!"

By: Sharon O'Banion

Owns 2 dogs. Competes.
Good explanation of drills that teach various concepts. Drills are fun!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 22124
Reviewed: 2015-07-10
"Very happy with it."

By: Francis Cumiskey From TX

Owns 8 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
Very happy with it. Have already used it to help teach myself and my dogs.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 22042
Reviewed: 2015-07-06
"Great book!"

By: Robert Kwapisz From MI

Hunts. Family pet.
This book does an excellent job of helping trainer run the right drill the right way. Great book!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 20393
Reviewed: 2015-04-23
"Great book full of effective drills!"

By: W. Tisdall From BC

Great book full of effective drills! A wonderful book for people who train on their own or in small groups. Easy to read and follow.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 18508
Reviewed: 2015-02-09
"The drills are fun and easy to understand."

By: Bonnie Sakach From PA

Owns 14 dogs. Hunts. Family pet.
This book came highly recommended from the breeder that we purchased our newest lab from. The drills are fun and easy to understand. Great for the trainer and the pup.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 16891
Reviewed: 2014-12-22
"This book is excellent."

By: Pat Cross From MN

golden retriever. Owns 11 dogs. Competes.
This book is excellent.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 14421
Reviewed: 2014-10-11
"I've used this many times already"

By: Brandon Sutton From KY

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
I've used this many times already, and had it less than a month.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 12922
Reviewed: 2014-08-17
"This is a good book with lots of drills"

By: Keith Spader From NE

Labrador. Hunts. Competes.
This is a good book with lots of drills. If your dog is having problems they give you some potential solutions. Overall great book.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 12368
Reviewed: 2014-07-27
"Well written and easy to understand"

By: Steven Whittaker From Ut

Hunts. Competes.
Best book I have found for the training of a retriever to advanced skills. Well written and easy to understand.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 12379
Reviewed: 2014-07-28
"Love this book"

By: Theresa J. Marinier From MO

Owns 8 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
Working with a retriever and needed/wanted a guide for retrieving drills. Love this book. Drill directions are easy to follow and in a sensible order. The book has helped me a lot. Kind of my drill bible..Terri

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 11065
Reviewed: 2014-05-25
"Good book"

By: Aaron Sawyers From KS

Owns 3 dogs. Hunts.
Good book. "Dummied" down, so anyone could understand the drills of this book.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 9572
Reviewed: 2014-03-31
"there is something in this book for you"

By: Fred Bodine From NJ

Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
No matter how many years you have been training dogs, there is something in this book for you.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7649
Reviewed: 2014-01-25
"We recommend it to all our clients"

By: Glenda Mitchell From TX

Retrievers. Owns 35 dogs. Hunts. Competes.
We have had this book for years - we use all of Carols' drills and find they improve our dogs' performances tremendously. We recommend it to all our clients. .
Glenda & Julianne Mitchell - Kanati Kennels, Brownwood, TX


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4897
Reviewed: 2013-11-01
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Over forty drills and a section of best training practices and principles.

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With over 40 drills and a section of best training practices and principles, Building A Retriever: Drills & More is a book that will help any retriever trainer develop their dog to his fullest potential. Each drill includes step-by-step directions, a diagram, problem/solution chart, materials list, and a rational description. Particular attention is paid to selecting drills that are within the means of most amateur trainers.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments

Introduction

MORE: A collection of practical advice and principles of dog training
  1. It's A Team Sport; Dog training is A Marathon, Not a Sprint; A Commie Plot?
  2. A Mistake Does Not Equal Trouble; Read the Dog
  3. "Training is Fluid;" Put It All on the Line
  4. You Can't Mark What You Can't See; Balance
  5. The Law of Two; "What's The Point?;" Throw Singles, Lots of Singles
  6. Don't Hide the Candy; First, The Yard; Then, The Field
  7. Fix It Now!; Hey - I Won!
  8. Teach, Not Test and Other Training Tidbits
DRILLS
  1. Phase One -- Obedience, Line Work and Team Building
    1. Holding Blind Drill
    2. Clockwork
    3. Remember Me?
    4. Where's Waldo
    5. Swing With The Gun
    6. Head-Swinging Drill
  2. Phase Two -- Marking
    1. X Marking Drill
    2. Walk-Away Marks
    3. Diversion Mark Drill
    4. Creamsicle
    5. Inline Marks
    6. Wipe-Out Marks
    7. Channel Marks
    8. ABCD Marking Drill
    9. Slot Marks
    10. Two-Along-The-Shore-Marks
  3. Phase Three -- Handling
    1. Ladder Blinds
    2. Wagon Wheel
    3. Push-Pull
    4. Pile Work - Problem and Solution Chart
    5. Pile Work - Baseball
    6. Pile Work - Back Pile
    7. Pile Work - T Drill
    8. Straight Back
    9. Back vs. Angle Back Drill
    10. Come-In Whistle Drill
    11. Progressive Blinds - School Blinds
    12. Swish Drill
    13. Look Far
    14. Renegade Drill
    15. Blind Diversion Drill
    16. Cast Off
    17. Looking Glass
    18. W Drill
    19. Three In A Row
    20. Bird Boy Blinds
    21. Over Parallel To Shore
    22. Holding Blind Blinds
    23. Back Parallel To Shore
    24. Cast Over Into Water / Through An Obstacle
    25. Poison Bird
    26. Chair Drill
    27. Tune Up Drill
MORE, MORE
  1. Definition of levels of training: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
  2. A Quick Word About E-Collars
  3. Puppy Stuff - Marking Guidelines
  4. Force To Pile Sidebar
  5. Body English Sidebar
  6. Retriever Resources - Information
  7. Help Guidelines for Marks
  8. Jargon
  9. Titles
  10. Tracking Your Training - training log examples
  11. Training Group Etiquette
  12. Hunt Test / Trial Etiquette
  13. Drill Log
  14. The Best Stuff

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