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Top Dog First Edition by Joseph Middleton

Train your retriever for waterfowl and upland hunting.

Top Dog First Edition by Joseph Middleton


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Copyright 2004, 180 pages, hardcover, b/w photos and illustrations

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Based on the best-selling Top Dog DVD series of the same name, Top Dog makes the dream of owning a finished retriever a reality for the amateur trainer. All the basics of obedience and retrieving are covered, using proven methods refined over the years by master trainers like Richard Wolters and Tony Hartnett.

But what makes this book unique is its emphasis on the humane use of the electronic collar to reinforce those basics as well as advanced drills. The result is a dog that takes a precise line to the most difficult blind retrieves. A dog that honors casts in any direction, avoids "poison" birds and moves with style and determination. With Top Dog, all you need is time, patience, and consistency, and you're sure to be rewarded with a top dog of your very own.

Part I: Teaching the Basics Without the Electronic Collar
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Picking a Puppy
  • Chapter 3: Preschool Education
  • Chapter 4: School -- Teaching the Basics
  • 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
  • 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: Reentry
  • 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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