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Retriever Puppy Training, The Right Start for Hunting

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Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Alpine Publications
Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.3 inches

Retriever Puppy Training, The Right Start for Hunting presents a program of basic training for turning young retrievers into efficient and enthusiastic workers. Although many retriever owners are very competent trainers, they lack a plan of continuity so important for developing a puppy's confidence. This book provides a step-by-step teaching schedule that correlates to a dog’s mental and physical development. The reader will learn socialization and obedience training techniques, retrieving commands, correct field training and yardwork practice, and what equipment to use—all an owner needs to know to produce a cooperative house pet and a reliable hunting companion

Author's Biography:
Cherylon Loveland has been training all breeds of retrievers for over twenty-five years. Clarice Rutherford is co-author of How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With and is a Labrador breeder and trainer for over twenty-five years.


PART I: Getting to Know Your Puppy
Selecting A Puppy
Observing the litter • Observing the Individ­ual puppy • Older puppies • Male vs. female.
Bringing puppy home
Your Puppy From Seven To Sixteen Weeks
The bonding process • Separation distress
Interaction with others • Housetraining
Training begins • Learning to retrieve
Personality Traits
Willingness • Curiosity • Distractability • Energy • Sensitivity • Willfulness • Shyness

PART II: The Training Program
Outline of the Training Program

Phase 1 - Getting Started
Equipment • Yard Work • Field Work

Phase 2- Keep Going
More Yard Work • Marking • Running to the Gunner
Steadying • Water • Solving Training Problems

Phase 3 - The Big Finish
More Yard Work • The Fetch • Field Work
The Big Finish- Continued
Force to the Pile • What to Do With Dummies • Force to the Water • Field Work

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