Retrieving for All Occasions: Foundations for Excellence In Gun Dog Training

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Elsa Blomster and Lena Gunnarsson
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Dogwise Publishing
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Do you have a gun dog and want to have a great time working with your dog and perhaps enter a field trial? Do you want to find a training method where your dog has just as much fun as you do? Do you want to learn how to combine clicker training and field trial training? If so, this is the book for you. Retrieving for All Occasions could have been called “Retrieving for Fun and Function”, referring to the fact that this way of training dogs works for fun and activation on your everyday walks or when you want to raise your ambitions to competitions and field trials. 

This accessible and inspiring book describes an approach to gun dog training that uses the clicker training philosophy and method in your gun dog training. With over 100 exercises to train for introductory field trial work for spaniels and retrievers this book is also useful for good all-around obedience and teamwork training for all sporting dog breeds as well as a fun activity to do with any companion pet dog. 

Elsa Blomster and Lena Gunnarsson are dog training instructors in Gothenburg, Sweden, and base all their training on the clicker training philosophy. They train and compete with their spaniels and retrievers in obedience, agility, rally obedience, tracking, and field trials.

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    Retrieving for All Occasions

    Posted by Valerie Casperite on 13th Jan 2020

    This is probably the best training book I've ever purchased. Well written and easy-to-follow instructions for each exercise. These two writers obviously know the science of dog training and give a great overview of it without getting overly technical. The book is perfect for beginners who want a force-free, reward-based method of training their gun dogs. It is suitable for all gun dogs, but seems to be geared mostly to the spaniel and setter breeds more than the pointing breeds. Their are beautiful photos throughout that illustrate the exercises. Well done!!