Author: Tom Dokken
Publisher: F & W Publications
Release Date: 2009-07-14
Retrievers are the most popular dog breed in America and Tom Dokken is the most respected name in the retriever training field. Using proven tips, readers can field train their dog in just minutes a day and bring new levels of fun and excitement to the hunt. Dogs will love the challenge and owners will marvel at the quick results.
Many hunters consider their retrievers to be "polished" if the dog sits, stays, retrieves marked singles and won't run off. However, retrievers of every breed have so much potential. This book condenses Tom's 40-plus years of dog training into a concise, easy-to-follow guide that helps you unlock the magic within your retriever. Working at your own pace, and with vivid visual instructions, you'll learn how to teach your dog honoring, multiple marked retrieves, blind retrieves over land and water, and much more. Arguable America's best-known retriever trainer, Tom as four-plus decades of experience turning retrievers into successful hunt-test competitors, field-trail participants and great hunting companions. He operates Dokken's Oak Ridge Kennels in Northfield, Minn., which is also one of the country's largest all-breed hunting dog training facilities. He also creates the popular Dokken's Dreadfowl Trainer dummy, which is designed to teach dogs the proper hold on game birds.
Author: Joseph Middleton
Publisher: Joseph Middleton
Release Date: 2004
In a new addition to the Richard A. Wolters series, a master dog trainer shares his innovative, up-to-date techniques of training dogs for hunting, introducing six key tests for selecting the right puppy in a litter, the essentials of obedience training, how to use the electronic collar, tips on the fine art of retrieval, and drills for advanced dogs. 12,500 first printing.
Author: Mike Stewart
Publisher: Universe Pub
Release Date: 2012-09-11
A guide to training a hunting dog from puppyhood focuses on five key concepts and addresses topics ranging from communicating with the animal to preparing it to encounter any game, terrain, and destination.
Expert advice on choosing, training, and caring for a retriever is supplemented by comprehensive data on retriever trial-championship winners and the official specifications for each breed of retriever
Author: Richard A. Wolters
Publisher: E P Dutton
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Now revised, this clear, step-by-step guide shows how to develop any of the popular retriever breeds from a seven-week-old pup into a finished hunting companion. This updated edition includes the use of new training equipment and new findings about a dog's mental development.
Author: Charles Jurney
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Release Date: 2014-08-12
Genre: Hunting dogs
# This book is designed to produce a finished retriever for waterfowl hunting, upland hunting, field trial or hunt testing. # Finished Dog is full of dog training tips and is loaded with diagrams and photos detailing how to develop and train your retriever. # Charles Jurney teaches how to use an e-collar the correct way, but he also understands that this method is not for everyone. He covers both e-collar and non-collar training in this book.
With Absolutely Positively Gundog Training, Milner has taken the latest scientific research into how dogs learn and combined it with his own vast experience and commonsense training methods. The result is an approach that is as effective as it is easy. For the hunter who wants a calm, steady, and obedient retriever, there's no better training method. This book provides everything needed for you to turn out a sporting dog that excels at life. Whether you want your dog to be a gundog, a water dog, a shed dog, an upland dog, a deer tracker or a fishing companion, this book charts the course Every other page exclaims, "That makes perfect sense." Milner debunks a number of groundless myths and counter-productive training practices that proliferate in today's sporting dog culture. A big divide exists today in the gundog sector in America. The opposing views are tradition-based compulsion training versus the science-based positive training model derived from B.F. Skinner's operant conditioning theory. Robert Milner's new book bridges that gap. Milner brings to the table vast experience in both training methods. He has trained over two thousand gundogs with traditional compulsion and has trained several hundred gundogs with a positive training model. He pronounces the positive model a definitive winner. His new book covers all the bases for a beginning gundog trainer. Milner covers the dog's history and domestication as it relates to training. He shows you how the dog perceives the world, how the dog communicates, and how he learns. Big surprises await some readers. Milner cites many examples of recent dog research that upend traditional training theories. This book gives the reader a simple roadmap to success in producing a gundog that is extremely well-mannered, a persistent hunter and very responsive on whistle stops and hand signals. The simplicity of the training model will be a pleasant surprise to many new trainers. Most importantly, Milner's training model is fun for the trainer and the dog.
Author: Susan Scales
Publisher: Swan Hill Press
Release Date: 1992
Aimed at owners of retrievers who wish to train their dogs as gun dogs, but also at any reader interested in the correct choice and education of a puppy. The book contains the advice of 12 top trainers and a progressive training programme as well as advice on the initial selection of a puppy.
Outlines 10-minute daily training sessions tailored specifically to a retriever's attention span, counseling beginner-level owners on such topics as force fetching, field tests and the humane use of electric collars, in a volume complemented by true stories and breed-specific adaptations.
Author: Ben O. Williams
Publisher: Willow Creek Press
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Originally published in 2003, this one-of-a-kind dog training book is now available in softcover. Both a training manual and a hunting philosophy, Bird Dog reveals unique and time-tested methods that cultivate a dog's instincts to hunt.