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Training and Campaigning Retrievers by Jack Gwaltney

Learn from an expert who's trained Labs since 1963.



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Training and Campaigning Retrievers back cover

Copyright 1999, 3rd Edition; 171 pages, soft cover, black and white photos and illustrations

Jack M Gwaltney, Jr. M.D. has been training and field trialing Labs since 1963. He has qualified to compete in six national championships.

Table of Contents:
  • The Nature of the Sport
  • Learning Ability of the Retriever
  • Inside the Dog's Head
  • Basic Elements of Training
    • Education
    • Discipline
    • Punishment
    • Praise
  • Marking
    • Marking Theory
    • Factors Influencing the Difficulty of Marks
  • Hunting
    • Hunting Theory
    • Principles of Training
  • Blind Retrieves
  • Momentum
    • Assessing Momentum Problems
  • Training Practice
    • Training Schedule for Young Retrievers
    • Training Program for Advanced Dogs
  • Critical Events in Training
  • Handling
    • Handling Techniques
    • Mind Set for Running Blinds
    • Reading Multiple Marks and Selection
  • Bird Placement in Trials and Training
  • Campaigning
    • The Will to Win
    • Handling at Field Trials
  • Politics
  • Evaluating Qualities and Performance
    • Essential Qualities
    • Charting Performance at Field Trials
  • Reading the Dog and Case Studies
    • Case 1 - Dense Cover / Failure to Go
    • Case 2 - Miscommunication between Handler and Dog / Bird Thrower Error
    • Case 3 - Forgotten Mark / Refusal to Go
    • Case 4 - Shore Line Blind / Handling Error
    • Case 5 - Breaking
    • Case 6 - Failure to Hold Cross-wind Lines
    • Case 7 - Dropping Bird
    • Case 8 - Bank Running
    • Case 9 - Creeping
    • Case 10 - Returning to an Old Fall
    • Case 11 - Failure to Remember Marks
    • Case 12 - "Freezing" in the Field
    • Case 13 - Out of Control on a Blind
    • Case 14 - Hunting at the End of a Blind
    • Case 15 - Bolting
  • Other Sources of Information


    Country of Origin: Made in USA.

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    Excellent for competing amateur h
    March 19, 2021
    Jack explores dog behavior and training ata very sophisticated level
    • If you want to compete in a trial, this book should be read
    By Tim M.
    Worth the read
    December 19, 2020
    A great book written by an accomplished man. Well worth the read. A must for any aspiring trainer or handler.
    • The information in this book comes from years of experience in the game as well as from others who have played just as long.
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