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Training the Hunting Retriever by Jerome B. Robinson

Learn successful training techniques used by some of the best hunting-retriever trainers.

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Copyright 1992, 233 pages, softcover, b/w photos and illustrations

"Owning and working a fine-tuned hunting retriever is one of life's greatest joys. Jerry Robinson has spent years picking the brains of the country's top hunting-retriever experts, and he carefully details their proven training techniques in this highly readable book written for people who are serious about hunting with their retrievers."

-- Duncan Barnes, Editor-at-Large, Field & Stream

Training the Hunting Retriever by author Jerome B. Robinson is a collection of the most successful training techniques used by some of the best professional hunting-retriever trainers in the country. These methods are not only used for competition, but also for hunting, and offer fundamental advice such as how to pick a gun-dog pup, how to use electronic training collars, how best to introduce and drill come, sit, and heel commands, and advanced drills including the cross pattern, double cross pattern, and mixed lining and handling. Here you will learn how to train your dog to turn its head with your gun so that it will see which bird you are shooting at and mark where the quarry falls. You'll also learn how to steady a retriever without force, how creative fencing can help solve training problems, and how to train retrievers for upland work. Hunters and trainers return to this classic work year after year for its practical advice. It is a complete guide that will teach beginners to train exceptional retrievers and show experienced gun-dog hunters how to maintain them.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: The Hunting Retriever Movement

Chapter 2: How to Pick a Gundog Pup

Chapter 3: The Importance of Knowing What's Right

Chapter 4: Keys to Successful Dog Training

Chapter 5: How to Use Electronic Training Collars

Chapter 6: Starting Right with Retrievers
  • When to Start Retrieving
  • Introduction to Water
Chapter 7: Introduction to Gunfire

Chapter 8: Discipline as a Way of Life

Chapter 9: The Importance of Fun Dummies

Chapter 10: Basic Training
  • The Come Whistle
  • The Sit Command
  • The Sit Whistle
  • Teaching to Heel
  • Heeling on Line
  • The No Command
Chapter 11: Honoring

Chapter 12: Hard Mouth -- Easier Prevented than Cured

Chapter 13: Force Training Retrievers
  • Using the Electronic Collar
Chapter 14: Training Retrievers to Mark Off the Gun

Chapter 15: The Training Box

Chapter 16: The First Hunting Season

Chapter 17: The Perfect Delivery

Chapter 18: Steadying Without Force

Chapter 19: Lining Lessons for Retrievers
  • Lining the Dog Up Right
  • Lining in Water
Chapter 20: Teaching Retrievers to Handle
  • The Back Command
  • Casts Right and Left
  • Mixing Overs and Backs
Chapter 21: Creative Fencing for Retriever Training

Chapter 22: Retrieve-R-Trainer

Chapter 23: Advanced Handling Drills
  • The Cross Pattern
  • The Double Cross Pattern
  • Penetrating Cover
  • Mixed Lining and Handling
  • Some Hints on Handling
  • Using Electronic Collars in Handling
Chapter 24: Turning in the Correct Direction

Chapter 25: Handling in Water
  • Using the Electronic Collar in Water
Chapter 26:Blind Retrieves in Water

Chapter 27: Memory Blinds

Chapter 28: Orange and White Dummies -- When to Use Which

Chapter 29: Adding Realism -- Birds and Guns

Chapter 30: Pigeons -- When and How

Chapter 31: Keeping a Bird Supply

Chapter 32: The Electronic Bird Boy
  • Marking Practice
  • Sit on Flush
  • Tracking Practice
Chapter 33: Stop to Flush Training (Without Electronics)

Chapter 34: Upland Training for Retrievers

Chapter 35: Mowed Paths Ease Dog Training

Chapter 36: Teaching Your Dog to Shake on Command

Chapter 37: Your Responsibility to Your Retriever

Chapter 38: What About Channel Blinds?

Chapter 39: Making Practice Seem Real

Chapter 40: Tracking Training

Chapter 41: Daily Training Plans

Chapter 42: Maintanence Training for Retrievers

Chapter 43: Training the Versatile Retriever

Chapter 44: How Far Do You Want to Take It?

Country of Origin: Made in USA.

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    By Donald G.
    Review for Training the Hunting Retriever by Jerome B. Robinson
    November 10, 2014
    Individual topics listed in 44 chapters, so it's easy to find what you want to work on with your retriever. Each chapter is a pleasure to read with understandable instructions and techniques.
    By Jeff B.
    Review for Training the Hunting Retriever by Jerome B. Robinson
    October 31, 2013
    This book has helped me a great deal. It breaks things down and even gives solutions for problems that might come up. Thanks Gun Dog Supply.

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