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Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham

Detailed, easy to follow instructions for retriever training

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    Smartwork Volume 1 by Evan Graham features detailed, easy to follow instructions for retriever training, ranging from puppies through basics and early-to-mid transition. Illustrated by the author, this unique training text is designed for your use: It is spiral bound so you can leave it open to the section or diagram you are working on without breaking down the binding. Laminated covers help to protect it from the elements. There are "Notes" pages with each diagram to help you track your dogs progress. Also included is a comprehensive Glossary of Terms to help you to get acquainted with the language of dog training.

    Reviewed and Endorsed by The Retriever Journal:
    ...an informative book with a nifty design,...Smartwork is filled with the kind of information you'd expect from a retired professional dog trainer...laying down a good philosophy that usually gets glossed over in some books, but something that Evan puts first and foremost in his.

    Jake Smith
    Managing Editor
    Features:

  • Spiral Bound with Laminated Covers
  • Comprehensive Glossary of Terms
  • Notes Pages with Each Diagram
  • BW Illustrations / 188 Pages

    Click here to read Training Articles by Evan Graham.

    Contents:

    Chapter 1: Fundamental Training Principles
    Chapter 2: Correct Principles of Application
    Chapter 3: Starter Program for Puppies
    Chapter 4: Basics: an overview with Flow Chart for Development
    Chapter 5: Obedience (formalizing)
    Chapter 6: Force Fetch
    Chapter 7: Pile Work
    Chapter 8: Handling / 3-handed casting
    Chapter 9: Establishing the Mechanics for Tee work
    Chapter 10: "Teaching" triples, and Extending Patterns
    Chapter 11: 3rd Compound
      Double Tee
      Extended Pattern Distances
      Diversion Marks
    Chapter 12: 4th Compound Stage
      Water Tee / Swim By
      Multiple Marks
    Chapter 13: Cold Blind Transition -- Land
    Chapter 14: Cold Blind Transition -- Water
    Chapter 15: Critical Elements of Marking, Diversion Pressure
    Chapter 16: Water Marks
    Chapter 17: Diversion Pressure
    Glossary of Terms
    Index
    About the Author


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