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RETRIEVER TRAINING TESTS, 3rd Edition
978-1-57779-113-3

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RETRIEVER TRAINING TESTS

Retriever Training Tests is guaranteed to make you and your dog do better in field trials, working certificate tests and actual hunting! Hunting tests are non-competitive dog games with multiple testing levels. The AKC, UKC and NAHRA all offer hunt test competitions for retrievers, pointing breeds and spaniels. Retriever Training Tests willhelp you keep your hunting companion tuned up for the real hunting season while training to earn titles in the off season. Imagine Junior Hunter, Senior Hunter, Master Hunter (AKC), Hunting Retriever Champion, Grand Hunting Retriever Champion (UKC), Started Retriever, Working Retriever, Master Hunting Retriever and Grand Master Hunting Retriever(NAHRA) in front of your own retriever's name! Start your bird dog training today with training tips, handling techniques, and 50+ test diagrams, revised and updated in this 3rd edition of Jim Spencer's popular Retriever Training Tests.


EARN HUNT TEST TITLES DURING THE OFF SEASON


 • Even beginners will understand the subtleties of earning hunt tests titles.
• Have fun with your hunting companion during the off season.
• Test and prove the working abilities of your show dogs.
• Get those marked and blind retrieves right every time!

Trade paperback, 6 x 9, 216 pages, illustrated, addendum, 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 Drills for Blind Retrieves; Training Retrievers for Marshes and Meadows (all published by Alpine Publications).

RETRIEVER TRAINING TESTS CONTENTS

   • Chapter 1:    Single Marked Retrieves
   • Chapter 2:    Double Marked Retrieves
   • Chapter 3:    Triple Marked Retrieves
   • Chapter 4:    Basic Blind Retrieves
   • Chapter 5:    Suction Blind Retrieves
   • Chapter 6:    Getting the Most from Your Retriever
   • Chapter 7:    Additional Training Tests


REVIEWS OF RETRIEVER TRAINING TESTS

"An excellent source of identifying a lot of factors and their effect on the dog . . . covers a multitude of things on marks and blinds with diagrams. Good book ."
           – Hunting Retriever Magazine

"Anyone wanting to learn the fine details of training their dog for hunt tests or field trails could learn a great deal from this book. Mr.Spencer breaks down the various factors which play in setting up training sessions or tests into component pieces."   
           – Reader review

" . . . shows different scenarios to set up for training your retriever. These tests can help all hunting retrievers; from your companion in the blind to your field trail champion.
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          – Reader review

"This is a good book for those interested in how to lay out a test in the field, and why it is important to look at the retrieves from the dogs point of view . . very easy to read."
           – Reader review

"Spencer seems to have realized a need to write books about retrievers that fill a specific niche in our understanding  . . . a good job describing different factors to think about in the field that affect how a dog will retrieve. It helps me when I train, and think about what will tend to affect the dog's performance."
           – Reader review

" . . . should be required reading before anyone embarks on a judging career."                           
           – Hunting Retriever Magazine




 

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