Hunting Success Begins Here! In Tom Dokken's Retriever Training, America's leading trainer helps you channel your hunting dog's huge ambition so he works for you, the way you want, and does so happily. After using the time-tested methods in Tom Dokken's Retriever Training, you'll have a reliable retriever that: Obeys commands on- and off-leash Retrieves birds to hand Remains steady to shot Quarters and flushes upland game Finds downed birds Takes hand signals
You will enjoy Dokken's famous no-nonsense, common-sense training approach for taking retrievers to an advanced level. In addition, you will see those principles in action via professional photography from Lee Thomas Kjos. Best, you can implement these training principles at your own pace and as your schedule allows. You will also enjoy: Proven professional training techniques for molding great finished retrievers Step-by-step photographic instruction Trouble-shooting advice for any training dilemma
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.
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.
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: 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.
Now in paperback Effective training techniques for bird dogs, retrievers, and flushers Photos illustrate techniques and equipment Veteran trainer and hunter Bill Tarrant goes beyond simple gun dog training and teaches handlers how to correct flaws in a dog's behavior in the field. He first explains how to "read" a dog--how to identify faults such as hard mouth and gun shyness--and then prescribes solutions for problems specific to each of the three major classifications of gun dogs--bird dogs, retrievers, and flushers.
Author: Scott Linden
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2013
The creator and host of Wingshooting USA offers advice to hunters of pheasants, grouse and quail to help better train their hunting dogs to improve their efficiency in the sport through respect, communication and maximizing the canines' natural abilities.
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.
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.