Sporting Dogs What's the best dog for what type of game? Find out what other hunters think.

Book for training

Old 02-22-2011, 08:42 AM
  #1  
Super Moderator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Washington State
Posts: 387
Default Book for training

ANy suggestions on a book for beginner training of labs I have one on the way and intend on making her the best duck dog possible


Thanks for any replies
hunt genious is offline  
Old 02-22-2011, 11:02 AM
  #2  
Spike
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Troy, MI
Posts: 36
Default

Game Dog, by Richard Wolters

Gun dog training retrievers & spaniels, by Ken Roebuck

Retriever training: the complete guide to developing your hunting dog, by Tom Dokken

Training the Hunting Retriever: the new program, by Bill Tarrant.

The second and fouth book might be out of print, and you may have to looked for them in used book sources.

I used the first two to train my first dog (American water spaniel), and then I've trained two chessies since. Currently, I have a 6 month old female lab that I'm getting ready to do some outside work with as soon as the weather gets a little better.

Good luck......................
16gauge is offline  
Old 02-23-2011, 05:43 PM
  #3  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: golden co
Posts: 852
Default

My favorite is Mike Lardy's Vol I manual. Some like Evan Graham's material. The rock bottom would be any of Wolter's books.
losthwy is offline  
Old 02-23-2011, 06:03 PM
  #4  
Spike
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 14
Default

Water Dog by Richard Wolters has been around for ages and I have known people that swear by it. What do you not like about it losthwy?
SatinHunter is offline  
Old 02-26-2011, 11:47 AM
  #5  
Super Moderator
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Washington State
Posts: 387
Default

Thanks for all the help
hunt genious is offline  
Old 03-22-2011, 11:01 AM
  #6  
Spike
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Cedar
Posts: 1
Default

Originally Posted by 16gauge View Post
Game Dog, by Richard Wolters

Gun dog training retrievers & spaniels, by Ken Roebuck

Retriever training: the complete guide to developing your hunting dog, by Tom Dokken

Training the Hunting Retriever: the new program, by Bill Tarrant.

The second and fouth book might be out of print, and you may have to looked for them in used book sources.

I used the first two to train my first dog (American water spaniel), and then I've trained two chessies since. Currently, I have a 6 month old female lab that I'm getting ready to do some outside work with as soon as the weather gets a little better.

Good luck......................
Roebuck is GREAT get his videos
Foxton Gundogs is offline  
Old 03-23-2011, 06:00 AM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
 
Doc E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colville WA USA
Posts: 1,974
Default

Wolters books are very outdated.
The current top of the line would be the Smartwork Series by Evan Graham.
Great books and they are enhanced with his DVDs. The Lardy books are super, but they are geared more toward the person wh is more experienced in dog training.
The Smartwork Series are great for the 'brand new' trainer.



.
Doc E is offline  
Old 03-25-2011, 05:39 AM
  #8  
Typical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: golden co
Posts: 852
Default

Like Doc E said Wolter's books are very outdated. Even when they were first written, Wolters wasn't an accomplished trainer. Often Wolter's books will lead you to a dead end wondering what do I do now when the dog doesn't respond as he states they will.The better materials out there are mostly based on Rex Carr's teaching and have evolved from him. Flow charts, Force-Fetch, Collar-Conditioning are just a few.
losthwy is offline  
Old 03-27-2011, 02:15 AM
  #9  
Spike
 
lettiedwestlake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Globe
Posts: 10
Default

Originally Posted by hunt genious View Post
ANy suggestions on a book for beginner training of labs I have one on the way and intend on making her the best duck dog possible


Thanks for any replies
Hello, friends. I'm also looking for a training book. I hope somebody will help me.
lettiedwestlake is offline  
Old 03-27-2011, 06:50 AM
  #10  
Nontypical Buck
 
Doc E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Colville WA USA
Posts: 1,974
Default

Originally Posted by lettiedwestlake View Post
Hello, friends. I'm also looking for a training book. I hope somebody will help me.
You've already been given a number of choices in this thread.
What more do you want ?

Click Here ----> www.rushcreekpress.com/



.
Doc E is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.