Tom Dokken Retriever Training Book and DVD Set
Two books and three DVDs for a great price -- everything you need to know for retriever training!
Video of Tom Dokken Retriever Training Book and DVD Set
Puppy Retriever Training DVD
Tom Dokken's Puppy Training Video gives you everything you need to start training your duck dog. Emphasizing his "pressure on, pressure off" system, professional trainer and breeder Tom Dokken takes you through the fundamentals of choosing and starting a retriever puppy on the path to becoming a completely finished gun dog for both waterfowl and upland game bird hunting.
All of the basic commands -- sit, down, come, heel, kennel, place and no -- plus preliminary retrieving and introduction to water work, live birds, decoys, boats and gunfire are covered. Hosted by Gun Dog Magazine editor Rick Van Etten. Made in the USA.
Training & Socialization
Intro to Wing & Feathers
Exposure to Water
Exposure to Deep Water
Leash & Treat Training
Working for Praise
Developing Good Retrieving
Exposure to Birds
Introduction to the Shotgun
Running time: 59 minutes
Intermediate Retriever Training DVD
Tom Dokken's Intermediate Gun Dog Video covers advanced work, including force-fetching, marking, and casting. Professional trainer Tom Dokken demonstrates the step-by-step procedures used to produce a steady and reliable retriever for waterfowl and upland game birds. The entire force-fetch sequence is illustrated in detail, moving from the training table to the ground and ultimately to the water and the field. Training for controlled behavior in the blind, in boats, and around decoys is also included. Hosted by Gun Dog Magazine editor Rick Van Etten.
Reinforcing Basic Commands
Intro to the Training Table
Hand in Mouth Drill
Advanced Hand in Mouth
Teaching Force Fetch
Intro to the Fetching Stick
Force Fetch on the Walking Table
Holding Different Objects
Force Fetch on the Ground
Running time: 90 minutes
Advanced Retriever Training DVD
Tom Dokken's Advanced Gun Dog Video expands upon the material covered in his puppy and intermediate training videos to produce a finished retriever for both waterfowl and upland gamebird hunting. Emphasizing positive reinforcement and control both on and off-leash, Tom utilizes "baseball," "wagon 4 wheel" and lining drills to prepare the dog for a day in the field or the marsh, then moves on to blind retrieves and dealing with such challenges as diving cripples. Hosted by Gun Dog Magazine editor Rick Van Etten.
Intro and Basic Obedience
Go to a Spot
Moving to the Water
Honoring and Conclusion
Run time: 82 minutes
Retriever Training Book
Copyright 2009, 226 pages, soft cover, color photos
In Tom Dokken's Retriever Training, one of America's leading trainers helps you channel your hunting dog's huge ambition so he works for you, the way you want, and does so happily. After using the time-tested methods in Tom Dokken's Retriever Training, you'll have a reliable retriever that:
Obeys commands on and off leash
Retrieves birds to hand
Remains steady to shot
Quarters and flushes upland game
Finds downed birds
Takes hand signals
Advanced Retriever Training Book
Copyright 2013, 254 pages, soft cover, color photos
Many hunters consider their retrievers to be "polished" if the dog sits, stays, retrieves marked singles and won't run off. However, retrievers of every breed have so much more potential. This book condenses Tom's 40-plus years of dog training into a concise, easy-to-follow guide that helps you unlock the magic within your retriever. Working at your own pace, and with vivid visual instructions, you'll learn how to teach your dog honoring, multiple marked retrieves, blind retrieves over land and water, and much more.
Equipment for the Serious Trainer
Advanced Obedience and Force Fetch
Lining Drills and Advanced Back Command
First Blind Retrieve
Advanced Marked Retrieves, Honoring and Other Waterfowl Skills
Advanced Upland Skills
Retriever Safety Tips
About Tom Dokken:
Tom Dokken has more than 40 years of experience turning retrievers into successful field trial competitors, hunt test participants, waterfowling companions, and upland bird finders. Tom is the creator of the popular Dokken Deadfowl Trainer, and Dokken's Oak Ridge Kennels in Northfield, MN, is one of the largest all-breed hunting dog training facilities in the United States.
Tom Dokken has many talents, the greatest of which is his ability to take your happy, untrained dog and, weeks later, return to you a trained companion that's still happy.
Host of Pheasants Forever and Minnesota Bound Television
Anyone who has attended one of Tom's seminars knows he is a hands-on trainer, beginning with handling your puppy on the very first day. This book provides a well-illustrated, step-by-step program to develop your pup into a willing and happy retriever.
--Rick Van Etten
Editor, Gun Dog Magazine