The most efficient system to train retrievers for hunting upland birds and waterfowl—from the author of Water Dog.
This time-proven guide by legendary trainer Richard A. Wolters offers a step-by-step method for completely training your dog, resulting in a skilled hunting retriever by the time your pet is one year old.
In Game Dog, you’ll discover:
• How to choose a pup—what to look for, where to find the best • The five critical periods of a dog’s mental development • Which retrievers are easier to train—males or females • How to get two dogs to work together • Why feeding time is more than food • How to teach your dog to track, quarter, and swim after game • How to get your dog to betray his instincts and obey your commands • Which tasks your dog must master to qualify as a hunter • And much more…
Fully illustrated, Game Dog is an invaluable book for every hunter training a retriever and every pet owner who wants a better trained dog.
“Wolters has produced a solid book that will be of great help to anyone training his retriever to work. He is an acknowledged master in the field and an excellent instructor.”—Dog Fancy
RICHARD A. WOLTERS was a leader in applying the scientific discoveries of animal behaviorists to dog training. His books on training - Game Dog, Water Dog, Gun Dog, Family Dog, and Home Dog - are recognized as classics in their fields. His historical book, The Labrador… More about Richard A. Wolters
Hardcover | $28.00
Published by Dutton Jan 01, 1995| 208 Pages| 6-1/2 x 9| ISBN 9780525939429