The most efficient system to train retrievers for hunting upland birds and waterfowl—from the author of Water Dog.
This time-proven guide by legendary trainer Richard A. Wolters offers a step-by-step method for completely training your dog, resulting in a skilled hunting retriever by the time your pet is one year old.
In Game Dog, you’ll discover:
• How to choose a pup—what to look for, where to find the best
• The five critical periods of a dog’s mental development
• Which retrievers are easier to train—males or females
• How to get two dogs to work together
• Why feeding time is more than food
• How to teach your dog to track, quarter, and swim after game
• How to get your dog to betray his instincts and obey your commands
• Which tasks your dog must master to qualify as a hunter
• And much more…
Fully illustrated, Game Dog is an invaluable book for every hunter training a retriever and every pet owner who wants a better trained dog.
“Wolters has produced a solid book that will be of great help to anyone training his retriever to work. He is an acknowledged master in the field and an excellent instructor.”—Dog Fancy