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TRAINING RETRIEVERS FOR MARSHES AND MEADOWS
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TRAINING RETRIEVERS FOR MARSHES AND MEADOWS

Training Retrievers for Marshes and Meadows is your complete guide to retriever training - from puppy training, single marked retrieves, double marked retrieves, advanced marks and blinds, basic obedience, to the why and how of force-breaking, basic blind retrieve training and more. You'll get top-notch results with these gentler training methods easily explained and illustrated by well-known birddog trainer and 
authority on sporting dogs, James Spencer. Whether your companion is an American Water Spaniel, Chesapeake, Curly Coat Retriever, Flat-Coat Retriever, Golden Retriever, Irish Water Spaniel, Labrador or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, with the desire and energy necessary to do the work that training a retriever requires, Training Retrievers for Marshes and Meadows will give you the working ability to train that
champion hunter you've always dreamed about!


THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR THE NOVICE OR AMATEUR TRAINER


   • Step-by-step guide from puppy training through retrieves, marks,
blinds, more.
  • The hows and whys of each training method.
  • Get top notch results with kinder and gentler training methods.
  • Plenty of tips for the advanced trainer!

Hardcover, 6 x 9, 248 pages, illustrated, 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; Retriever Training Tests (all published by Alpine Publications).


TRAINING RETRIEVERS FOR MARSHES AND MEADOWS CONTENTS


   • Chapter 1:     An Overview
   • Chapter 2:     Puppy Training
   • Chapter 3:     Basic Obedience Training
   • Chapter 4:     Single Marked Retrieves
   • Chapter 5:     Force-Breaking
   • Chapter 6:     Double Marked Retrieves
   • Chapter 7:     Basic Blind Retrieve Training – In Pieces
   • Chapter 8:     Advanced Marks and Blinds
   • Chapter 9:     Yours Will Be A Great Retriever All Too Soon


REVIEWS OF TRAINING RETRIEVERS FOR MARSHES AND MEADOWS


"A start-to-finish lesson on training your retriever puppy to become an accomplished retriever and reliable hunting companion."
           – M. Miller, Dog-Gone-It

" . . . shows owners how to take advantage of the rapport they have with their dog and how to use gentler methods."          
           – Pet Business

". . . will hold a specific appeal for hunters who use retriever dogs in their work."                                                        
      – Reviewer's Bookwatch

"If you can only buy one retriever training book, buy this! After 21 years training rare retrievers (the Curly Coated), I found this book to be the most helpful I've ever read. A very wonderful book full of practical, down-to-earth training methods written by an author who recognizes dog training as an art, not a science."    
          – Reader review

"This book is the best single hunting retriever training book for the amateur trainer in existence."    
           – Reader review

"I finally got the book and my dog Molly became the best working dog I have ever had the pleasure to hunt with . . , my strong advice here is get this book if you have a young dog that you want to be well trained and a pleasure to hunt  with."                                           
            – Reader review

" . . . a very seasoned and practical approach to retriever training, with just the right amount of explanation for each area, in a step by step format. If I could only keep one retriever training book, this would be it."                                                           
           – Reader review

 

 

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