Training the Working Retriever

Anthea Lawrence



ISBN: 9781846890604


CATEGORY: Labradors and Spaniels

BINDING: Hardback

EXTENT: 240 pages

Also available as: Ebook

Please note that the original hardback is now out of print, but the ebook is still available for purchase through the relevant link.

A valuable training guide for all owners of any of the retriever breeds, from those who simply want to train their family pet through to those wishing to eventually compete in field trials or work their dogs on shoots. Detailed photographs demonstrate each of the exercises and are accompanied by details of what may go wrong, how to recognise potential problems and how any difficulties can be rectified before they become real problems. The book also has extensive advice on puppy care, and shows how early domestic training can prevent many behavioural issues. The author shows that a reward-based reinforcement approach is the essential motivating factor that will encourage puppies to learn from an early age what is required for life!