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Training the Working Retriever by Anthea Lawrence

Training exercises that will help the owner of any breed of retrieving gundog.

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Training the Working Retriever Book Back Cover

Copyright 2009, 240 pages, hardcover, color photos

  • A guide for training any retriever breed
  • Offers help for training everything from family dogs to show pets
  • Extensive details and photographs help explain training exercises

  • This training book will help the owner of any of the retrieving breeds of gundog, from those who simply want to train their family pet to use his brain and work on training exercises in the way for which he was originally bred, to those wishing to compete in Field Trials, gundog working tests, or to work on a shoot.

    Detailed photographs show each of the exercises and are accompanied by details of what may go wrong, how to recognize potential problems, and how many difficulties can be rectified before they become real problems.

    Training the Working Retriever also has advice on choice and care of a puppy and shows how early domestic training can prevent many behavioral issues. The author shows that reward-based reinforcements with praise are the essential motivating factors which will encourage puppies to learn from an early age what is required - for life!

    Table of Contents:



    Section One: Breeds, Choosing a Puppy and Domestic Training
    • The Retriever Breeds
    • Choosing and Buying a Puppy
    • Domestic Training: Sleeping, Feeding, House-Training, Collars and Leads
    • Domestic Training: Biting, Chewing, Use of the Garden, Travel and Leaving Alone
    Section Two: Laying the Foundations
    • Commands
    • Heelwork and the "Sit" Command
    • The Recall, "Hold" Command and the Meaning of "Leave It"
    • Water Experience, Training and Work
    • Introducing the Whistle
    Section Three: Retrieving
    • Marks, Blinds, the "Go back" Command and Advanced Whistle Work
    • The "Get On" Command and Diagonal Lines
    • Double Retrieves, Diversions and Distractions
    • The "Get Over" Command, Hunting and Training Exercises
    • Swimming and Retrieving from Water
    • Noise, Gunshot and Shooting

    Gundog Competitions, assessments and activities terminology

    Bibliography and Breed Clubs


    Country of Origin: Made in China.

    "All positive enforcement."

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    Tony Davis From GA

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    Very good read. All positive enforcement.

    Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 12370

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    David Whittier From TN

    Recovers some old training points.

    Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars.
    Review ID: 32958

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