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"Fantastic book."

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By: Jason Eastwood From KS

Hunts.
Julie's explanations and insights into a dogs mind are spot on and extremely helpful. The stories add great reference, and her methods have been quite effective. I look forward to Kirby becoming a fine hunting dog like Hank. Fantastic book. I recommend to anyone getting a hunting dog, no matter the style of hunting.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 12474
Reviewed: 2014-07-31
"Great book. Has a lot of detail."

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By: Brad From UT

Hunts.
Great book. Has a lot of detail. Great for anyone that wants to learn how to train their dog.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 19695
Reviewed: 2015-03-26
"Many of her comments on the do's and don't are spot on."

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By: Paul Akre From WI

Hunts.
Julie provides a thoughtful and constructive perspective on all the aspects of developing a respectful and mutually beneficial relationship with your new family member. This will be our 5th lab and 6th hunting do in 33 years. Many of her comments on the do's and don't are spot on. I should have read it before. She adds much much more as well.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 20788
Reviewed: 2015-05-09
"Great book, one every Pointing Lab owner should have in their library."

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By: Jim Richardson From

Hunts. Competes.
Great book, one every Pointing Lab owner should have in their library.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 21690
Reviewed: 2015-06-19
"Well written book with a simple concept."

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By: Ed Hartman From

Labrador Retriever. Hunts. Family pet.
Well written book with a simple concept. And only time will tell if my lab becomes a pointing/retrieving stud in the field.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 22221
Reviewed: 2015-07-16
"Great book that could have been edited better."

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By: David Paul From Nd

Great book that could have been edited better. That being said, Julie is highly respected as a trainer. And while my puppy is still young, the training methods are true to life and pretty much going as she described. Would recommend this to anyone even if there dog doesn't point. They would still get a lot of great dog training information and methods out of this. Her method will not only give you a hunting dog, but you will have a lifelong companion that loves to hunt, especially with you.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 22771
Reviewed: 2015-08-12
"Like the idea of breed specific training book."

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By: Paul Jr From MI

Pointing lab. Hunts. Family pet.
Just getting started but the overview looks like it will cover everything I need for the versatile hunting dog. Like the idea of breed specific training book.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26757
Reviewed: 2016-01-27
Customer Review #28478

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By: Michael Buckiso From PA

Hunts.
Not ready to rate.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 28478
Reviewed: 2016-03-30
"Excellent book."

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By: Christopher Engel From MN

Hunts.
Excellent book. I have read only about half, but it is a nice reference book.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 28719
Reviewed: 2016-04-10
Customer Review #31645

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By: Jennifer Schofield From CO

Hunts.
Makes sense of dog training!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 31645
Reviewed: 2016-10-01
Customer Review #26709

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By: Stephen Langley From TX

Hunts.
I like her approach to training and how she explains it in her book.

Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 26709
Reviewed: 2016-01-26
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Your guide to training the Retriever as a finished Upland and Waterfowl Dog.





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Copyright 2005, 488 pages, hardcover, color photos and illustrations

Your guide to training the Retriever as a finished Upland and Waterfowl Dog. The definitive guide from training expert Julie Knutson takes you and your dog from puppyhood to bird mastery.

"In Training the Pointing Retriever, trainer Julie Knutson has effectively put forth the definitive resource for pointing retrievers and their owners. ... Written in an easy-to-follow style, this book teaches and entertains; it will become a favorite for pointing retriever and bird dog owners." - Vickie Lamb, author of The Ultimate Hunting Dog Reference Book, columnist in The Retriever Journal, Just Labs, and Hunting Retriever magazines among others.

"Julie Knutson writes excellent, straightforward advice for Retriever believers. This easy to follow book is for the retriever enthusiast wanting a refresher on how to choose, raise and train a retriever. Although the title indicates the book is about Pointing Retrievers, much of the information is enlightening for any Retriever owner. If you want a first class hunting dog, you can't go wrong following Julie's step-by-step process." - Jackie Mertens, breeder of competitive Retrievers since 1968.

Knutson has trained and competed with dogs all her life. She has titled more than 40 Grand Master Pointing Retrievers, dozens of Master Hunters, hundreds of pointing and hunt test titles and numerous field trial dogs. Training dogs has been her lifelong passion.

Table of Contents:

Introduction

Section I - The Pointing Retriever Puppy
  • Section I Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Finding Your Puppy
  • Chapter 2: Puppy Training
  • Chapter 3: The Plan
  • Chapter 4: Retrieving
  • Chapter 5: Love of Birds
  • Chapter 6: Mental Focus
  • Chapter 7: Control
Section 2 - Pointing Retriever Basics
  • Section 2 Introduction
  • Chapter 8: Obedience
  • Chapter 9: Force Fetch
  • Chapter 10: Collar Conditioning
  • Chapter 11: Dechasing
  • Chapter 12: Whoa
  • Chapter 13: Retrieving
  • Chapter 14: Upland Work
  • Chapter 15: Health and Fitness
  • Chapter 16: The Hunt
Section 3 - Pointing Retriever Handling Basics
  • Section 3 Introduction
  • Chapter 17: Handling Fundamentals
  • Chapter 18: Forcing to the Pile
  • Chapter 19: Running the T
  • Chapter 20: Beginning to Run Blinds
  • Chapter 21: The Swim By
  • Chapter 22: Handling in the Water
  • Chapter 23: Putting the Whole Package Together
  • Chapter 24: Hunting with the Finished Dog
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Country of Origin: Made in USA.





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