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Copyright 2006, 256 pages, soft cover, black and white photos and illustrations
Despite the eagerness of most retrievers to retrieve, there are many opportunities for problems to occur in their training, especially at an advanced level. Professional trainers John and Amy Dahl are uniquely suited to discuss training problems and techniques for solving them. John (a full-time professional trainer since 1975) has been training, hunting over, and competing with retrievers for 55 years, a span which has seen profound changes (and a number of fads) in training methods. John and Amy have trained countless dogs that came to them with problems already established, and have coached many more owners, often long-distance, through solving their training problems themselves.
From this basis of experience, John and Amy discuss many of the problems that occur in the training of retrievers, and suggest solutions in the context of how retrievers learn, maintaining their motivation, and adapting training methods to capitalize on the strengths of each individual. Retriever Troubleshooting provides valuable guidance on training dogs to go straight, developing marking and hunting ability, using pressure effectively, and promoting stylish, clean retrieves through clear lessons and judicious use of force.
Training Topics Include:
How advanced training applies to hunting and to competition
Achieving range and multiple blinds
Hazards and formidable obstacles
More disciplined lining
Use of an e-collar in advanced field work
Problem Solving Topics Include:
Challenges of training high-drive dogs
Controlling excitement level and related problems (creeping, breaking, vocalizing, crushing birds, freezing)
Pace issues (keeping training moving and the dog challenged)
Problems related to pressure
Lack of response at a distance
Hunting problems (poor perseverance, unwillingness to enter cover)
Retriever Troubleshooting also discusses good general practices and individuality in training, along with specific real-life dog training stories that help you see how the experts deal with unique problems.
About the Authors:
John and Amy Dahl have over 40 years of retriever training experience between them. They have won numerous field trials, five State Gun Dog Championships, handled six dogs to Field Championships, and trained owner-handled dogs to their titles, including two Chesapeakes and two Dual Champions. They are popular columnists for The Retriever Journal and Just Labs magazines, and they are the authors of the book, The 10-Minute Retriever published by Willow Creek Press.
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