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Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book

Over forty drills and a section of best training practices and principles.





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140 pages, magazine bound softcover, b/w photos and illustrations

With over 40 drills and a section of best training practices and principles, Building A Retriever: Drills & More is a book that will help any retriever trainer develop their dog to his fullest potential. Each drill includes step-by-step directions, a diagram, problem/solution chart, materials list, and a rational description. Particular attention is paid to selecting drills that are within the means of most amateur trainers.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments

Introduction

MORE: A collection of practical advice and principles of dog training
  1. It's A Team Sport; Dog training is A Marathon, Not a Sprint; A Commie Plot?
  2. A Mistake Does Not Equal Trouble; Read the Dog
  3. "Training is Fluid;" Put It All on the Line
  4. You Can't Mark What You Can't See; Balance
  5. The Law of Two; "What's The Point?;" Throw Singles, Lots of Singles
  6. Don't Hide the Candy; First, The Yard; Then, The Field
  7. Fix It Now!; Hey - I Won!
  8. Slow Down!; Lack of Effort
  9. Last Command; A Consistent Voice
  10. Enjoy the Cast; Touch the Glass
  11. Teach, Not Test and Other Training Tidbits
  12. Puppy Stuff
DRILLS
  1. Phase One -- Obedience, Line Work and Team Building
    1. Holding Blind Drill
    2. Clockwork
    3. Remember Me?
    4. Where's Waldo
    5. Swing With The Gun
    6. Head-Swinging Drill
  2. Phase Two -- Marking
    1. X Marking Drill
    2. Split X Marketing Drill
    3. Walk-Away Marks
    4. Diversion Mark Drill
    5. Depth Perception Marketing Drill
    6. Double Drill
    7. Creamsicle
    8. Inline Marks
    9. Wipe-Out Marks
    10. Channel Marks
    11. ABCD Marking Drill
    12. Slot Marks
    13. Two-Along-The-Shore-Marks
  3. Phase Three -- Handling
    1. Ladder Blinds
    2. Wagon Wheel
    3. First Look
    4. Push-Pull
    5. Pile Work - Problem and Solution Chart
    6. Pile Work - Baseball
    7. Pile Work - Back Pile
    8. Pile Work - T Drill
    9. Straight Back
    10. Back vs. Angle Back Drill
    11. Come-In Whistle Drill
    12. Progressive Blinds - School Blinds
    13. Swish Drill
    14. Look Far
    15. Blind Diversion Drill
    16. Cast Off
    17. Looking Glass
    18. W Drill
    19. MW's Influential Lining Drill
    20. Three In A Row
    21. Bird Boy Blinds
    22. Over Parallel To Shore
    23. Holding Blind Blinds
    24. Back Parallel To Shore
    25. Cast Over Into Water / Through An Obstacle
    26. Christmas Tree Drill
    27. Poison Bird
    28. Chair Drill
    29. Tune Up Drill
    30. Split or Bucket Drill
MORE, MORE
  1. Definition of levels of training: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
  2. A Quick Word About E-Collars
  3. Puppy Stuff - Marking Guidelines
  4. Force To Pile Sidebar
  5. Body English Sidebar
  6. Retriever Resources - Information
  7. Help Guidelines for Marks
  8. List of Drills by Level of Difficulty
  9. Jargon
  10. Training Group Etiquette
  11. Hunt Test / Trial Etiquette
  12. The Best Stuff

Country of Origin: Made in USA.



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By Ian N.
Charleston, SC
Great!!!!!
September 3, 2020
Very easy to follow along!! Some training books that I have purchased in the past have left me more confused than prior to buying the training books!! This particular book is perfect in regards to being informative, fun and easy to follow along. Regardless of how far along your dog is there is something for him/her in this book.
By Pat
Michigan
Building a Retriever - Drills by Carol F. Cassity
September 6, 2020
Love this book! Has so much information and easy to use.
I spiral bound mine to make it easier to fold open.
This is my third book for this 3rd edition.
ProsLove the book.
By Cindy O.
WA
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
October 25, 2018
As a novice retriever trainer it give many good suggestions for drills.


By Patricia R.
OH
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
October 18, 2018
Haven't read it all yet but looks good. Good pairing with her Master seminar that I attended this summer.


By Ron K.
MI
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
October 11, 2018
Great help in training a retriever. Lots of drills and info.


By Jimmy
IA
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
October 28, 2016
Good read!
By Bennett E.
CA
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
August 2, 2016
A great source to set up training drills.
By Douglas C.
CA
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
June 21, 2016
Great book for beginning and experienced dog handlers. The book is full of excellent advice and drills.
By Matthew S.
IL
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
June 17, 2016
Well organized book with easily understood descriptions/diagrams of the drills.
By Don G.
NJ
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
June 17, 2016
Building a Retriever is an excellent source for expanding traning drills while providing a cLear explanation.
I train weekly with several friends and their gun dogs of various breeds. All enthusiastic waterfowl hunters and several of us handle our dogs guiding hunts during the upland season.
Thanks for an excellent training resource.
Building a Retriever - Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity is a valuable source of information to us help train and continue to improve our gun dogs.
By Larry H.
ID
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
April 21, 2016
Great book.
By Rick S.
PA
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
April 20, 2016
Great book with lots of useful drills. Author explains some dog behavior in a different way. Interesting read.
By Phil S.
MI
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
March 22, 2016
There are a lot of great drills to keep your dog sharp, and also to keep dog training fresh.
By Odette F.
NY
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
February 17, 2016
I love how the drills are ranked beginning, moderate, and advanced. And also ranked by how many helpers you need to do the drill. I'm a rookie retriever trainer, many times working by myself; so I can focus on the drills that are for my level and I can do by myself. Also the explanations of the early drills are understandable.
By Laura V.
CA
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
February 8, 2016
Awesome book. Really like the exercises. Very informative!
By Ron S.
TX
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
January 25, 2016
Great drills including common problems and solutions. Easy to understand.
By Alfred B.
NJ
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
January 10, 2016
Very good book. I would highly recommend it.
By Tasia T.
TX
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
December 27, 2015
I bought this book as a gift for my nephew. He specifically requested it for Christmas.
By Beth H.
AR
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
December 24, 2015
I love the drills. They are divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The only thing I would change is I wish they were sequenced to #1, #2, etc. You can sort of figure that out, but you have to really dig all the way through the book.
By John B.
MS
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
August 30, 2015
Good, practical information. Drills for one or several people. Also has some useful insights on dog psychology, with a touch of humor thrown in.
By Sharon O.
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
July 10, 2015
Good explanation of drills that teach various concepts. Drills are fun!
By Francis C.
TX
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
July 6, 2015
Very happy with it. Have already used it to help teach myself and my dogs.
By Robert K.
MI
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
April 23, 2015
This book does an excellent job of helping trainer run the right drill the right way. Great book!
By W T.
BC
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
February 9, 2015
Great book full of effective drills! A wonderful book for people who train on their own or in small groups. Easy to read and follow.
By Bonnie S.
PA
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
December 22, 2014
This book came highly recommended from the breeder that we purchased our newest lab from. The drills are fun and easy to understand. Great for the trainer and the pup.
By Pat C.
MN
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
October 11, 2014
This book is excellent.
By Brandon S.
KY
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
August 17, 2014
I've used this many times already, and had it less than a month.
By Steven W.
Ut
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
July 28, 2014
Best book I have found for the training of a retriever to advanced skills. Well written and easy to understand.
By Keith S.
NE
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
July 27, 2014
This is a good book with lots of drills. If your dog is having problems they give you some potential solutions. Overall great book.
By Theresa M.
MO
Review for Building a Retriever -- Drills and More by Carol F. Cassity Book
May 25, 2014
Working with a retriever and needed/wanted a guide for retrieving drills. Love this book. Drill directions are easy to follow and in a sensible order. The book has helped me a lot. Kind of my drill bible..Terri



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