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Working Retriever

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Author: Tom Quinn
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages, B&W Photos, Illustrated & Diagrams
Dimensions: (in inches): 11.29x 8.76
The Classic Book for the Training, Care, and Handling of Retrievers for Hunting and Field Trials

In this complete and updated hunting dog training book of retrievers and their training, we enter the world of Tom Quinn, one of America's most successful breeders and trainers of these uniquely talented dogs. Quinn explains the methods he has used in developing a remarkable series of champion retrievers, including his very first trained Labrador bitch, Nakai Anny, who honors as a Field Champion, and is a member of the Retriever Hall of Fame.

The Working Retriever reviews aspects of the training of dogs for hunting and field trails, from beginning to the most advanced levels. In its earlier sections, this hunting dog training book surveys the various breeds of retrieving dogs - Labradors, Goldens, Cheasapeakes and others - and their history. Quinn then takes us, step by step, through the entire training process for the successive levels of trail competition and hunting.

Quinn also includes information on proper feeding, care, and transportation; breeding; buying and selling; and many other matters of vital importance in this hunting dog training book. Using photographs and line diagrams to illustrate the text, Quinn has written an expert, all-inclusive guide that is invaluable to the active retriever enthusiast. And finally, a gallery of sixteen pages in full color features Tom Quinn's paintings of retrievers and game birds, captured in rare sensitivity. In its entirety, The Working Retriever-with its combination of detailed and authoritative guidance, and an exceptionally rich visual treatment is a book to be cherished by all who love retrievers.

About the Author
Tom Quinn is one of America's most successful breeders and trainers of champion retrievers. He is also a talented and accomplished painter and illustrator, an active conservationist, an articulate lecturer on retriever training, and a top-rated field-trial judge. He lives in California.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 – First Exposure
Chapter 2 – Other Days
Chapter 3 – Finding a Good One
Chapter 4 – Training and Gear
Chapter 5 – Derby Training: The First Phase
Chapter 6 – Force Fetch Training and Steadying Your Dog
Chapter 7 – Hunting and the Qualifying Stake
Chapter 8 – Blinds and Line Running
Chapter 9 – Training for Advanced Competition
Chapter 10 – Health
Chapter 11 – Buying and Selling
Chapter 12 – Hunting and Habitat

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