Top Dog Second Edition Book by Joseph Middleton & William Field
Train your retriever for waterfowl and upland hunting.
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Copyright 2011, 152 pages, softcover, b/w photos and illustrations
A perfect and simple manual for training retrievers for both upland and waterfowl hunting. "Top Dog" is also the ideal companion to the popular Richard A. Wolters video series that has been used successfully by hundreds of thousands of hunters and dog lovers for the past fifty years.
Master dog trainer Richard Wolters is renowned for his innovative techniques, customized to achieve superior results for a variety of pet owners. Now his protege Joseph Middleton combines the coaching from the top-selling books in Wolters' series (Water Dog, Gun Dog, and Game Dog) with the latest methods. The result is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for amateur trainers, including:
Refined aspects of retrieval, including difficult multiple-blind retrieves
Advanced drills for an advanced hunting retriever and field trainer
All the basics of obedience that work on any age dog
Six tests for selecting the correct puppy in the litter
The humane way to train with the electronic collar
Top Dog goes further than previous instruction methods, providing advanced information on training retrievers to their highest level of ability. Here you will find guidance on teaching your retriever more complex drills, including angle entries, multiple blinds, honoring, ignoring 'poison' birds, and much more.
-- Ducks Unlimited Magazine
Table of Contents:
Part I: Teaching the Basics with Voice, Hand & Whistle
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Picking a Puppy
Chapter 3: Preschool Education
Chapter 4: School: Teaching the Basics with Voice & Whistle
Chapter 5: Further Adventures in School
Chapter 6: The Force Retrieve
Part II: Reinforcing the Basics with the Electronic Collar
Chapter 7: Introduction to the Electronic Collar
Chapter 8: Reinforcing the Basics
Chapter 9: The Blind Retrieve
Chapter 10: The Swim-By
Chapter 11: Reinforcing Honoring
Part III: School's Out: Real-World Drills & Excercises
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