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Top Dog Second Edition Book by Joseph Middleton & William Field

Train your retriever for waterfowl and upland hunting.

Top Dog Second Edition Book by Joseph Middleton & William Field


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Copyright 2011, 152 pages, softcover, b/w photos and illustrations

A perfect and simple manual for training retrievers for both upland and waterfowl hunting. "Top Dog" is also the ideal companion to the popular Richard A. Wolters video series that has been used successfully by hundreds of thousands of hunters and dog lovers for the past fifty years.

Master dog trainer Richard Wolters is renowned for his innovative techniques, customized to achieve superior results for a variety of pet owners. Now his protege Joseph Middleton combines the coaching from the top-selling books in Wolters' series (Water Dog, Gun Dog, and Game Dog) with the latest methods. The result is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for amateur trainers, including:

  • Refined aspects of retrieval, including difficult multiple-blind retrieves
  • Advanced drills for an advanced hunting retriever and field trainer
  • All the basics of obedience that work on any age dog
  • Six tests for selecting the correct puppy in the litter
  • The humane way to train with the electronic collar


  • Top Dog goes further than previous instruction methods, providing advanced information on training retrievers to their highest level of ability. Here you will find guidance on teaching your retriever more complex drills, including angle entries, multiple blinds, honoring, ignoring 'poison' birds, and much more.

    -- Ducks Unlimited Magazine


    Table of Contents:

    Part I: Teaching the Basics with Voice, Hand & Whistle

    • Chapter 1: Introduction

    • Chapter 2: Picking a Puppy

    • Chapter 3: Preschool Education

    • Chapter 4: School: Teaching the Basics with Voice & Whistle

    • Chapter 5: Further Adventures in School

    • Chapter 6: The Force Retrieve


    Part II: Reinforcing the Basics with the Electronic Collar

    • Chapter 7: Introduction to the Electronic Collar

    • Chapter 8: Reinforcing the Basics

    • Chapter 9: The Blind Retrieve

    • Chapter 10: The Swim-By

    • Chapter 11: Reinforcing Honoring


    Part III: School's Out: Real-World Drills & Excercises

    • Chapter 12: Confidence Blinds

    • Chapter 13: The Cold Blind

    • Chapter 14: The Wagon Wheel

    • Chapter 15: The Cheating Single

    • Chapter 16: Channel Marks and Channel Blinds

    • Chapter 17: Re-entry

    • Chapter 18: The Tune-up Drill

    • Chapter 19: The Lining Drill

    • Chapter 20: The Poison Bird

    • Chapter 21: The Diversion Bird

    • Chapter 22: Training for Upland Game

    Country of Origin: Made in USA.


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