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Dokken: Tom Dokken's Retriever Training

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Today we're looking at the Tom Dokken books and DVDs. This is something that I waited for, for a long time, and Tom has got them released. They came out this year. And they are awesome. It is a very complete method and it's very step-by-step. And it's easy for anybody to understand.

Tom's method just makes a lot of sense. It's something that was developed over a long period of time. He's worked with a lot of dogs. And it just covers things the way that I like to see them covered. The best thing about it is that it's incredibly affordable. The videos are $15 apiece. So you've got a puppy, an intermediate, and an advanced. And then you've got two books that are around $20 apiece.

We've worked with Tom for years. Tom developed the Dokken dead fowl trainers. So it's something that we've been selling for a long time. We've been talking to him for a long time about putting about a training method. So it's something that we've really been waiting for.

What I like about it is that it's broken down in real simple steps. You can buy it as you need it or you can buy it all together. And you've got the advantage of having a book and a DVD that have the same methodology behind them, and that's hard to do. A lot of the books that we sell don't have any sort of videos that come along with them, and a lot of the videos we sell don't have a book. So, depending on how you learn, you've got everything covered.

I just like Tom's method. It's set up for hunters. It's got e-collars. It teaches everything that you need from start to finish. If you want a dog that is a pleasure to hunt behind, this is a really great method to use.

We highly recommend it. It's satisfaction guaranteed. If you are not happy with it we want it back. I can't say enough nice things about it. It's a wonderful collection and I highly recommend it for your retriever and your upland flushing dog. He covers both. So if you are looking for a method that's going to be easy to work with and give you a dog that you are real happy with in the end, check it out: Tom Dokken Retriever Training.




BEST-SELLER.
"Tom gets that every dog is different, and tells the best way train your hunting partner"

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By: Robert

Lab. Hunts. Family pet.
Very good guide to training,Tom gets every dog is different and tells the best way train your hunting partner

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1718
Reviewed: 2011-08-06
Featured Review
"The early chapters are extremely helpful, being able to know what I should be expecting from my pup, and what we should be covering."

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By: Paul Strnad From WI

Labrador/Chocolate. Hunts.
The early chapters are extremely helpful, being able to know what I should be expecting from my pup, and what we should be covering.
I'm a fan of Tom's and Chris Akin, also. Tom's book, and Chris' DVD, are a GREAT combo to train any dog!


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1628
Reviewed: 2011-08-05
Featured Review
"Excellent. Straight forward, easy to understand, and results oriented."

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By: Tim D. Ripperger

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
An excellent book to add to your training library. Straight forward, easy to understand, and results oriented. Dokken's new bumpers are excellent tools to go along with the Dokken birds!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1586
Reviewed: 2011-08-05
Featured Review
"I have gone back to this book many times as a reference while training my two retrievers."

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By: Mick

Hunts. Family pet.
I have gone back to this book many times as a reference while training my two retrievers. The information within is very valuable, whether you are going to train a dog yourself, or get one started before formalized training by a trainer begins. It will be money well spent by anyone that wants a well trained retriever. I have a number of Dokken products, and they are all top quality.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3046
Reviewed: 2012-04-01
Featured Review
"I would recommend this book to anyone who is just starting out with a retriever pup."

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By: Macy at GDS

Labrador Retriever. Hunts.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is just starting out with a retriever pup. It's very detailed.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 11113
Reviewed: 2014-05-27
"It was a gift for my son. He is very happy with this book. Very useful for him."

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By: Yves Coulombe From QC

Hunts.
It was a gift for my son. He is very happy with this book. Very useful for him.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 19505
Reviewed: 2015-03-17
"Well done."

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By: Ed

Hunts. Competes.
Awesome step by step plan. Great supplement to the videos! Well done.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 18760
Reviewed: 2015-02-18
"I am a fan."

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By: Bob Popelka From WI

Hunts.
Using Tom's training techniques to FF train my GS pointer pups. Also like and am using his place training technique to help with future line and blind retrieves training. He seems like a real hands on trainer using conditioned response and pressure on then pressure off. I am a fan.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 19117
Reviewed: 2015-03-04
"I would definitely recommend this book to anyone training their dog for field, water, or just obedience."

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By: Tom Murray From NY

Hunts. Family pet.
The book is a very informative book for training at any age or any level you wish to pursue. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone training their dog for field, water, or just obedience.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 17268
Reviewed: 2015-01-02
"Excellent."

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By: Mark Tryggestad From WI

Hunts.
Excellent.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 15021
Reviewed: 2014-10-30
"Very good introduction for a puppy who is planned to be a hunting dog"

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By: Lynn Williams From CA

Hunts. Family pet.
Very good introduction for a puppy who is planned to be a hunting dog. Both the book and especially the DVD.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 11963
Reviewed: 2014-07-10
"Book is very helpful"

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By: Adam Paulson From MN

Hunts.
Book is very helpful. Goes over the whole training process from puppy to finished dog.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 10779
Reviewed: 2014-05-12
"Great book"

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By: Albert Bonner From CT

Hunts.
Great book. Tells you everything to train your dog as long as your dog listens. lol

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 9375
Reviewed: 2014-03-24
Customer Review #9452

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By: Candi Nelson From IA

Weimaraner. Hunts.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 9452
Reviewed: 2014-03-27
"Awesome Book!"

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By: Karl Bednarfrom WI

Golden Retriever. Hunts. Family pet.
Awesome Book! A must have for the newer dog trainer!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7632
Reviewed: 2014-01-24
"Great tool to have on your shelf."

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By: Franklin McLemore From SC

Labrador. Hunts. Family pet.
Great tool to have on your shelf.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 8322
Reviewed: 2014-02-17
"Really like the book and received it really fast"

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By: Mike Cassell From TX

Really like the book and received it really fast. Something like two days!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6566
Reviewed: 2013-12-20
"Outstanding training guide."

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By: Michael Murley From TN

Lab. Hunts.
Outstanding training guide.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7411
Reviewed: 2014-01-17
"Great book. Easy to read, and easy to train from."

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By: Tom Van Etta

Hunts. Family pet.
Great book. Easy to read, and easy to train from.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 5324
Reviewed: 2013-11-12
"Nice and straightforward"

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By: Carl Kashnier

lab. Hunts. Family pet.
I like the book it is nice and straightforward. My main issues with the book come from the difference in age of when my puppy started training. I got my dog at 14 weeks a full month behind where this book starts. Other than the date descrepiancies that I am having, it is a great book.

Plus the pictures are great, I will also point out YouTube has a few dokken videos to see how a few of the exercises are supposed to go.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 4891
Reviewed: 2013-11-01
"Broken down between different ages of your puppy. Fun to read."

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By: Kaley Hill From LA

Lab. Hunts.
Very user friendly and fun to read.
I really like the way the book is broken down between different ages of your puppy.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1501
Reviewed: 2011-08-04
"Excellent resource. Clear, concise and extremely helpful."

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By: D. Perry

Hunts. Family pet.
Excellent resource. Clear, concise and extremely helpful.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1502
Reviewed: 2011-08-04
"Working very well for me."

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By: Robert Maguire From ME

Working very well for me.


Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1619
Reviewed: 2011-08-05
"I have done what Tom has said to do in the book, and everything has worked great."

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By: Carl Emley From Indiana

Hunts. Family pet.
I have done what Tom has said to do in the book, and everything has worked great.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1774
Reviewed: 2011-08-10
"Good, basic information."

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By: Jonathan Hill From WI

Hunts. Family pet.
Good, basic information. I agree 100%. You do not have to hurt your dog to get him to obey. Except, I never force retrieved trained any of my dogs. Never had one yet fail to pick up a bird, stick, rock, turtle, etc.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 6148
Reviewed: 2013-12-03
"What I liked about this book is that it didn't just cover when you got the dog, but rather started at the process of when you're thinking of getting a dog."

reviewstars
By: Kevin From TX

Hunts. Family pet.
What I liked about this book is that it didn't just cover when you got the dog, but rather started at the process of when you're thinking of getting a dog. The book goes into things such as what to look for in picking a pup, puppy-proofing your home, etc. The instructions and illustrations throughout the book are also helped when going through the training routines. I also like the doggy first aid in the later chapters.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1490
Reviewed: 2011-08-04
"Every topic covered was well described with detailed pictures."

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By: Kyle Anderson From MN

Labradore. Hunts.
Every topic covered was well described with detailed pictures. The amount of topics covered was a little thin.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 1612
Reviewed: 2011-08-05
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In Tom Dokken's Retriever Training, one of America's leading trainers helps you channel your hunting dog's huge ambition so he works for you, the way you want, and does so happily. After using the time-tested methods in Tom Dokken's Retriever Training, you'll have a reliable retriever that:

  • Obeys commands on and off leash
  • Retrieves birds to hand
  • Remains steady to shot
  • Quarters and flushes upland game
  • Finds downed birds
  • Takes hand signals


  • Table of Contents:
    1. A Primer on Puppies
    2. Socializing Your Puppy: Preschool, 7-12 weeks
    3. Early Puppy Training: Elementary school, 1st semester, 12-20 weeks
    4. Exercises to Build on: Elementary school, 2nd semester, 12-20 weeks
    5. Introduction to Birds and Guns: Middle school, 5-6 months
    6. Formalizing Obedience: Junior high school, 1st semester, 6-7 months
    7. Upland Hunting Skills: Junior high school, 2nd semester, 6-7 months
    8. Welcome to Waterfowling: Junior high school, 2nd semester, 6-7 months
    9. Force-Fetching: High school, 1st semester, 7-8 months
    10. The Remote Collar: High school, 2nd Semester, 8 to 9 months
    11. Advanced Retrieving: Last month of high school, 9-12 months
    12. Real World Considerations: In-the-field advice for hunting with any age retriever
    13. Training to Handle: Post-graduate work -- After the first hunting season
    About the Author:

    Tom Dokken has more than 30 years of experience turning retrievers into successful field trial competitors, hunt test participants, waterfowling companions, and upland bird finders. Tom is the creator of the popular Dokken Deadfowl Trainer, and Dokken's Oak Ridge Kennels in Northfield, MN, is one of the largest all-breed hunting dog training facilities in the United States.
    Tom Dokken has many talents, the greatest of which is his ability to take your happy, untrained dog and, weeks later, return to you a trained companion that's still happy.

    --Ron Schara
    Host of Pheasants Forever and Minnesota Bound Television


    Anyone who has attended one of Tom's seminars knows he is a hands-on trainer, beginning with handling your puppy on the very first day. This book provides a well-illustrated, step-by-step program to develop your pup into a willing and happy retriever.

    --Rick Van Etten
    Editor, Gun Dog Magazine

    Country of Origin: Made in USA.





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