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Retriever Training: A Back to Basics Approach by Robert Milner

Learn how to train retrievers for waterfowl and upland bird hunting.

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Retriever Training back cover

Copyright 2000, 198 pages, softcover, b/w photos and illustrations

Robert Milner has been training dogs professionally for more than 30 years. Over that stretch, he has trained about 1,500 retrievers for hunting and field trials, drug and explosive detection, and even search-and-rescue operations. He taught obedience classes at the University of Memphis for 10 years and has judged retriever trials in both the United States and England. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with his wife, Susan, and yellow lab, Jake.

Table of Contents:

  • The Duck Hunt
  • Training a Gun Dog is Easy
  • Five Key Points for Training Retrievers
  • The Top Ten Practices That Interfere with Training
  • Pup as a Pack Animal
  • Learning to Speak "Dog"
  • Inherited Versus Learned Behavior
  • How To Find a Good Dog
  • How Pup Learns
  • More Learning
  • Eliminating Bad Behavior
  • Raising Pup in the House
  • Obedience as a Way of Life
  • Marked Retrieves
  • Blind Retrieves
  • Introducing Pup to Guns, Decoys, ETC.
  • Water Training
  • Force-Fetch Training
  • Training Two or More Dogs
  • Pheasants, Doves, and Quail

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    By Jonathan S.
    Review for Retriever Training: A Back to Basics Approach by Robert Milner
    November 5, 2014
    Great book...I would re-order the chapters somewhat, but worked great for my current lab that is 8 now. I have probably picked up less than 12 birds of any kind since she was 1.

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