Training Retrievers Alone
He hunts extensively with all of his dogs on both waterfowl and upland game. Learn his methods here.
Inside you will learn:
- How to throw marks by yourself to improve marking.
- How to choose and use remote control devices for realistic hunt test, field trial and hunting set-ups.
- Methods to become a better handler and trainer.
- Favorite land and water set-ups to improve marking and handling.
- Special problem-solving and teamwork drills.
- Valuable tips on how to train effectively, efficiently and humanely.
How to use the Manual
Training Retrievers Alone — The Basics
WHY TRAIN ALONE?
Throwing Marks from Your Side
Choosing the Right Devices
Using Remote Devices
EFFECTIVE TRAINING ALONE
Simulating Weekend Tests
Improving Your Dog and Yourself
Handling Tips while Training Alone
Training Retrievers Alone — The Practice
Follow a Program
Principles of Training
Praise and Corrections
FAVOURITE FIELD SETUPS
Delayed Triples Flip-Flops and other Efficient Setups
3-Peat Marks and Blinds
ABCD Marking Exercise
HUNT TESTS AND HUNTING
Hunt Test and Hunting Setups
Waterfowl Hunting Upland Hunting
PROBLEM SOLVING AND TEAMWORK DRILLS
Wagon-Wheel Lining Drills
Steadiness and Heeling Drills
Tune-Up and Chinese Drills
Pre-Event Drill and Training Tips
The Transition Hurdle and Cold Blind Problems
Planning and Note-taking
Theming Your Training
Balancing Your Training
Guidelines for Daily Training