Recommended Training Books

These are some of the best books available for retriever training.  Most are available from Dogs Afield (www.dogsafield.com) or your local bookstore.

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Family Dog

By Richard A. Wolters

This is the companion book to the video which covers the necessary training of your family dog.

Game Dog

By Richard A. Wolters

The basis for the same titled video. It covers both upland and waterfowl retriever training.

Gun Dog

By Richard A. Wolters

This is the basis of the same titled video. It covers the training of the upland pointing dog.

Water Dog

By Richard A. Wolters

This is the basis for the same titled video. This book is the foundational textbook of modern retriever training. It covers the training of the waterfowling dog.

Top Dog

By Author William Field

This book covers general retriever training with emphasis on e-collar training.

Retriever Training

By Jim and Phyllis Dobbs

This is a great book with alot of illustrations and in depth training techniques for taking your dog from puppy to an advanced e-collar trained dog.

Finished Dog Obedience

By Charles Jurney

This book is a great source for training basic obedience to your dog from a real expert.

Finished Dog Field Manual

By Charles Jurney

This book is an oasis of questions and answers to the most often encountered training problems and issues written by someone who has seen just about all of them.

The 10-Minute Retriever

By John and Amy Dahl

This is a good book for someone with limited training time and the desire to train a hunting companion.

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