RETRIEVER TRAINING DRILLS FOR BLIND RETRIEVES
Author James Spencer says, “. . .the one constant through the entire history of dog training is, and always will be, drilling”. ‘Drilling’ defines Retriever Training Drills for Blind Retrieves. In this companion guide to his book, Retriever Training Drills for Marking, Jim Spencer has compiled an extensive collection of drills developed mainly by professional field trial and bird dog trainers. Both amateurs and professionals will find these lining drills for land, lining drills for water, stopping drills, casting drills, combination drills, suction drills and transition drills useful in teaching dogs to perform tasks beyond their own natural instincts. Each drill is diagramed and Spencer thoroughly explains the purpose, prerequisites, necessary equipment and pitfalls to avoid. Focusing primarily on field work and training until it becomes a conditioned response, with Retriever Training Drills for Blind Retrieves, you’ll easily take your retriever, whether a Golden Retriever, Flat Coat Retriever, Curly Coat Retriever or any other retriever breed, from the junior level to the senior level in AKC tests and trials and your retriever will excel when performing in the field!
USE DRILL REPETITION TO POLISH YOUR RETRIEVER’S PERFORMANCE
• Learn the drills that have been developed by professional trainers.
• Each drill is diagrammed and explained.
• The purpose, prerequisites, necessary equipment and pitfalls of each drill.
• Developing your retriever into a brilliant performer, in tests and in the field!
Trade paperback, 6 x 9, 200 pages, illustrated, appendix, index
AUTHOR JAMES B. SPENCER
Jim Spencer is an award winning dog and outdoor writer, with several books and over 500 magazine articles, including a regular column in Gun Dog magazine. He has titled his own dogs in AKC hunting tests and judged hunting tests for both spaniels and retrievers. Other titles by Spencer include Point! Training the All-Seasons Birddog; Retriever Hunt Tests; Hup! Training Flushing Spaniels the American Way; Retriever Training Drills for Marking; Retriever Training Tests – 3rd Edition;Training Retrievers for Marshes and Meadows (all published by Alpine Publications).
RETRIEVER TRAINING DRILLS FOR BLIND RETRIEVES CONTENTS
• Chapter 1: Why drill?
• Chapter 2: An overview of the blind retrieve
• Chapter 3: Lining concepts
• Chapter 4: Lining drills for land
• Chapter 5: Lining drills for water
• Chapter 6: Stopping drills
• Chapter 7: Casting concepts
• Chapter 8: Casting drills
• Chapter 9: Combination drills
• Chapter 10: “Suction: drills
• Chapter 11: Transition drills
REVIEWS OF TRAINING DRILLS FOR BLIND RETRIEVES
“. . excellent training methods which are easy to understand.”
– Reader review
“ . . . well written, understandable book. I understand and appreciate the author’s humor. This book is a valuable aid, because when you have a dog at different stages of training, you are looking for ideas on other things you can add to the training. This book supplies that.”
– Reader review
“ . . . lays out the blueprints for each drill, giving a brief description, the purpose, the prerequisites, equipment and facilities, precautions and pitfalls, steps in training and a few words to wrap each section up. Each book . . . is filled with drills that will improve your dog’s performance in the field, if you do your homework.”
– Hunting Retriever”
“ Each chapter is very clearly outlined and includes definitions, the causes of problems and drills to correct each problem. . . immensely readable.”
– Golden Retriever News