Today we're looking at Butch Goodwin's "Retrievers from the Inside Out". This is a monster book. It's probably the biggest retriever book on the market as far as just size. It's almost 500 pages. Butch wrote this book when he was approached by a publisher. So he wrote the book, and when he sent it to them they said he had to cut about 300 pages for it to get published. Butch said he wasn't going to do that, so he ended up self-publishing.
It is a monster. It covers everything. It's very in-depth. It's just a complete book. It covers everything from puppies and how they think and how you approach dogs. Butch has just been doing this a long time, and it's just a neat method.
I've enjoyed this book. The background he has is very similar to some of the birddog folks that I use. So, methodology-wise, it fits up with things that I've liked and enjoy. We highly recommend this book. It has everything that you need to take a retriever from a puppy all the way up to any competition level that you want to be involved with. So if you are looking for something that's in-depth and covers more than just how dogs behave, but how they think, this is a great way to go. Butch Goodwin's "Retrievers from the Inside Out".
Owns 16 dogs. Hunts. A ton of good info. With almost fifty years of dog training, I am still on the look out for new Ideas and methods. If you quit learning, or think you know it all, you will become stagnant.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 4798 Reviewed: 2013-10-31 Featured Review
"This is the most complete, common sense, and in-depth training guide for your hunting retriever." -Steve Snell
Video of Retrievers From The Inside, Out Spiral Bound Book and DVD
Several years in the planning, Retrievers From the Inside, Out is the product of Butch Goodwin's nearly three decades of retriever training and breeding experience. The result is a complete, all-breed retriever course explaining the breeding, selection, care and training of multi-purpose hunting retrievers.
There has never been a resource that is as thorough or as innovative as Retrievers From the Inside, Out.
Butch Goodwin's Retrievers From the Inside, Out Book + DVD features:
Includes more than 500 pages of text, diagrams and photos, and more than 20 minutes of full color video. Retrievers From the Inside, Out gives you the tools to develop a confident, dependable and well-trained retriever gun dog that works under control, handling nearly every situation you could possibly encounter while waterfowl or upland hunting.
Butch Goodwin has finally put his many years of experience training hunting dogs into one of the most comprehensive pieces of training material I've seen. This guide is perhaps the way most training books and videos will begin to move, and Butch certainly has set a high bar for others to reach. If we had a "Training Guide of the Future" header, I'd probably put it under there.
Jake Smith, Managing Editor of Retriever Journal
About the Author:
Besides writing his regular columns in Retriever Journal magazine since 1996, Butch Goodwin's training and breeding programs have been featured in Ducks Unlimited magazine, Field & Stream magazine, Big Sky Journal and four retriever training books.
After some terrific quail shooting over pointing dogs while a student at the University of Arizona, Butch moved to Colorado and worked for many years as a sales rep in the firearms and sporting goods industry. This afforded him the opportunity to co-author two local history books and pursue his passions for training his retrievers, hunting Canada geese, and leading a packhorse or two around in the Colorado mountains chasing Elk.
Butch Goodwin later worked for a retriever field trial pro and now lives in the Payette River Valley of western Idaho where he maintains his own successful retriever gun dog training kennel, breeds a few litters of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, and spends as much time as the law allows hunting upland birds and waterfowl.
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