Training the Pointing Labrador by Julie Knutson
Copyright 2005, 488 pages, hardcover, color photos and illustrations
Your guide to training the Retriever as a finished Upland and Waterfowl Dog. The definitive guide from training expert Julie Knutson takes you and your dog from puppyhood to bird mastery.
"In TRAINING THE POINTING RETRIEVER, trainer Julie Knutson has effectively put forth the definitive resource for pointing retrievers and their owners... written in an easy-to-follow style, this book teaches and entertains; it will become a favorite for pointing retriever and bird dog owners." - Vickie Lamb, author THE ULTIMATE HUNTING DOG REFERENCE BOOK, columnist in The Retriever Journal, Just Labs, and Hunting Retriever magazines and others.
"Julie Knutson writes excellent, straight forward advice for Retriever Believers. Tis easy to follow book is for the retriever enthusiast wanting a refresher on how to choose, raise and train a retriever. Although the title indicates the book is about Pointing Retrievers, much of the information is enlightening for any retriever owner. If you want a first class hunting dog, you can't go wrong following Julie's step by step process."
-Jackie Mertens, breeder of competitive Retrievers since 1968.
Julie Knutson has trained and competed with dogs all her life. She has titled over 40 Grand Master Pointing Retrievers, dozens of Master Hunters, hundreds of pointing and hunt test titles and numerous field trial dogs. Training dogs has been her lifelong passion.
Section 1 - The Pointing Retriever Puppy
Section 2 - Pointing Retriever Basics
- Finding Your Puppy
- Puppy Training
- The Plan
- Love of Birds
- Mental Focus
Section 3 - Pointing Retriever Handling Basics
- Section 2 Introduction
- Force Fetch
- Collar Conditioning
- Upland Work
- Health and Fitness
- The Hunt
- Section 3 Introduction
- Handling Fundamentals
- Forcing to the Pile
- Running the T
- Beginning to Run Blinds
- The Swim By
- Handling in the Water
- Putting the Whole Package Together
- Hunting with the Finished Dog
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