TRAINING THE HUNTING RETREIVER: THE NEW PROGRAM
Author: Jerome B. Robinson
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Sep 1999
Wonderfully informative, easy-to-read book guides you through all the joys of selecting your own canine partner in the hunt, raising it, training it and making it the ideal retriever--the kind of dog dreams are built on. Game plan developed by hunters for hunters. Advice on: encouraging natural ability, introducing birds, special equip, training aids, correcting bad habits, safeguarding your dog in the field, and more. Line drawings & B/w photos throughout; 6x9 inches, 228 pgs.
Essential reading for everyone who wants to train a retriever properly.
Training the Hunting Retriever is a classic book, featuring the most successful training techniques used by some of the best professional hunting-retriever trainers in the country.
How to pick a gundog pup; how to use electronic training collars; how best to introduce and drill come, sit, and heel commands; and advanced drills such as cross pattern, double cross pattern, and mixed lining and handling. This complete guide shows beginners how to train exceptional retrievers, and experienced gundog hunters how to maintain them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jerome B. Robinson is the gun-dog columnist at Field & Stream and author of Hunt Close! (page 72) and In the Turkey Woods (page 72). He lives with his wife, a photographer, in Lyme, New Hampshire.