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Retriever Puppy Training -- The Right Start for Hunting by Clarice Rutherford and Cherylon Loveland

Retriever Puppy Training -- The Right Start for Hunting by Clarice Rutherford and Cherylon Loveland
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Copyright 2010, paperback, 109 pages, black and white photos and illustrations

Retriever Puppy Training, The Right Start for Hunting by Clarice Rutherford and Cherylon Loveland 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. You 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.

CONTENTS

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 M
    • 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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Country of Origin: Made in USA.


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