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Tom Dokken's Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog

Helps you channel your hunting dog's huge ambition so he works for you.



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Copyright 2009, 226 pages, soft cover, color photos

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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    100% Recommend this product (27 of 27 responses)
    By Yves C.
    QC
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    March 17, 2015
    It was a gift for my son. He is very happy with this book. Very useful for him.
    By Bob P.
    WI
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    March 4, 2015
    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.
    By Ed
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    February 18, 2015
    Awesome step by step plan. Great supplement to the videos! Well done.
    By Tom M.
    NY
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    January 2, 2015
    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.
    By Mark T.
    WI
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    October 30, 2014
    Excellent.
    By Lynn W.
    CA
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    July 10, 2014
    Very good introduction for a puppy who is planned to be a hunting dog. Both the book and especially the DVD.
    By Macy G.
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    May 27, 2014
    I would recommend this book to anyone who is just starting out with a retriever pup. It's very detailed.
    By Adam P.
    MN
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    May 12, 2014
    Book is very helpful. Goes over the whole training process from puppy to finished dog.
    By Candi N.
    IA
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    March 27, 2014
    By Albert B.
    CT
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    March 24, 2014
    Great book. Tells you everything to train your dog as long as your dog listens. lol
    By Franklin M.
    SC
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    February 17, 2014
    Great tool to have on your shelf.
    By Karl W.
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    January 24, 2014
    Awesome Book! A must have for the newer dog trainer!
    By Michael M.
    TN
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    January 17, 2014
    Outstanding training guide.
    By Mike C.
    TX
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    December 20, 2013
    Really like the book and received it really fast. Something like two days!
    By Jonathan H.
    WI
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    December 3, 2013
    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.
    By Tom E.
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    November 12, 2013
    Great book. Easy to read, and easy to train from.
    By Carl K.
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    November 1, 2013
    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.
    By Mick
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    April 1, 2012
    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.
    By Carl E.
    Indiana
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    August 10, 2011
    I have done what Tom has said to do in the book, and everything has worked great.
    By Robert
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    August 6, 2011
    Very good guide to training,Tom gets every dog is different and tells the best way train your hunting partner
    By Tim R.
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    August 5, 2011
    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!
    By Kyle A.
    MN
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    August 5, 2011
    Every topic covered was well described with detailed pictures. The amount of topics covered was a little thin.
    By Robert M.
    ME
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    August 5, 2011
    Working very well for me.
    By Paul S.
    WI
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    August 5, 2011
    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!
    By Kevin
    TX
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    August 4, 2011
    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.
    By Kaley H.
    LA
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    August 4, 2011
    Very user friendly and fun to read.
    I really like the way the book is broken down between different ages of your puppy.
    By D P.
    Review for Tom Dokkens Retriever Training Book - The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog
    August 4, 2011
    Excellent resource. Clear, concise and extremely helpful.



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