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A valuable training guide for all owners of any of the retriever breeds. Training the Working Retriever will help the owner of any of the retrieving breed. From those who simply want to train their family pet through to those wishing to compete in field trials, gundog working tests or to work on a shoot. Detailed photographs show 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 advice on choice and care of a puppy and shows how early domestic training can prevent many behavioural issues. The author shows that reward based reinforcement with praise are the essential motivating factors which will encourage puppies to learn from an early age what is required for life!
THE AUTHOR Anthea Lawrence (KCAI - Kennel Club Accredited Instructor) has owned, bred, competed and worked Golden Retrievers for over twenty five years. She has been involved as a gundog training instructor since 1989 and runs group classes and one-to-one instruction for all varieties of gundogs in Worcestershire. She and her dogs work on shoots during the winter months. In November 2005 she gained accreditation by the Kennel Club as a gundog training instructor, the first person in the country to achieve this.