Retrieving for All Occasions: Foundations for Excellence in Gun Dog Training

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Klickerförlaget Göteborg AB, May 7, 2015 - Pets - 254 pages

Do you have a gun dog and want to have a great time working with your dog and perhaps enter a field trial? Do you want to find a training method where your dog has just as much fun as you do? Do you want to learn how to combine reward based training and field trial training? If so, this is the book for you.

Retrieving for All Occasions is an accessible and inspiring book about how you can use the reward based training philosophy in your gun dog training. The book describes an approach to gun dog training that will challenge you to try something new – if you have the desire and will to do so. 

This book includes over 100 exercises to train a talented spaniel or retriever. The exercises are for introductory field trial classes for spaniels and retrievers, but this book is also useful for those who have pointers or setters and want to train them for gun dog work.


 

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Contents

Ethical and Fun Dog Training
Rewards
Play the Ultimate Reward
Focus
The Road to Learning
Taking and Holding
Delivery to Hand
Do What I Say
Heelwork
Problem Solving
Introduction to Gunfire
Field Trials for Retrievers
Field Trials for Spaniels
Blind Retrieves
Hunting
Marked Retrieves

Steadiness
Calmness Training
A Spotlight on Behavior
Recall
The Stop Whistle
Controlling the Madness
Holding an Area
Water Work
The Road to Field Trials
Some Final Words
About the Authors
Glossary
Thank you
Copyright

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About the author (2015)

 Elsa Blomster and Lena Gunnarsson are dog training instructors in Gothenburg, Sweden, and use only reward based training methods. They train and compete with their spaniels and retrievers in obedience, agility, rally obedience, tracking, and field trials.

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