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A Ducks Unlimited Guide to Retriever Training by Robert Milner

Through gentle training methods learned from Ray Hunt - the original Horse Whisperer - Robert Milner shows retriever owners how to train the hunting retriever by using its own natural tendencies instead of force. Supplemented with the latest scientific research on how dogs learn, his easy step-by-step training regimen uses positive reinforcement to create the perfect hunting and at-home companion. There is no better training method for the hunter who wants a calm, steady, and obedient retriever.

If it seems like today's retrievers are becoming increasingly hyperactive and hard to train, well, they are, says Robert Milner in this new book on retriever training. And the fault is not only in the breeding but in the training, both of which render a dog better suited for field trials than hunting. Milner shows us how to pick a pup that is likely to be calm and obedient, and how to train that pup on the basics of steadiness and obedience to create the perfect hunting and at-home companion.

Robert Milner has been training dogs professionally for over 25 years. Over that stretch he has trained about 1,500 retrievers for hunting and field trials, drug and explosive detection, and even search-and-rescue operations. He has judged retriever trials in both the U.S. and in England. A retired lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Air Force Reserve, he has been a full-time commercial real estate broker since 1987. He lives in Memphis, Tennessee, with his wife and yellow Lab.
  • Softcover
  • 216 pages
  • 70 B & W photos
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
ISBN: 1-932052-25-9
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