These are articles you can read online on various topics. Categories here are Judging, Health and Care, DVD/Book reviews, Gear/Product reviews and Miscellany. The latter includes assorted information articles, including some on philosophy, great quotes, interviews, and important tips. ALL of these articles are free to read or download to your printer. They are not pdfs so if you want to print, simply do a screen capture or cut and paste into files for your use.
A discussion of the many factors to consider when deciding where to place the birds in a field trial or hunt test. Good bird placement is the key to a good trial.
These Training Principles and Guidelines of Mike Lardy and Dennis Voigt were derived from Total…
Required reading for all Derby and Junior Field trial judges. Much food for thought here in a discussion that challenges what you often see in the minor stakes on the weekend.
Bill Hillmann has two DVDs on his Fundamentals training program. They are similar to a Basics level with some early Transition work. The first was Land Fundamentals and here Dennis Voigt reviews Part 2 on water fundamentals
Bill Hillmann's 1st edition Training a Retriever Puppy has been widely received as an excellent method for early puppy training. The 2nd edition reviewed here by Dennis Voigt adds much new material and features several different pups. Contents of the 2 DVD are listed.
Coat colour inheritance in retrievers is often poorly understood. In this article by Susan Taylor, DVM, the genetics of coat colour is clearly described for Labrados, Goldens and Chessies..
Retriever Training Workshops have become an excellent way to expand your dog training knowledge. this review describes the benefits of attending a workshop and describes some experiences from a Pat Burns/Andy Attar event.
Mike Lardy's Volumes are from his Retriever Journal articles and are one of the best buys out there. This review describes his latest Volume 4 plus lists Contents of Volume 1-3. They are available at ybsmedia.com
In this review of Rick Stawski's latest DVD, Dennis Voigt describes the collection of marking and handling drills featured in this DVD. It is an excellent collection and well-illustrated by Rick
Mike Lardy's Total Retriever Training has become the gold standard program for field trial and hunt test retriever training. The 2nd Edition reviewed here contains much new and improved material while retaining the proven and time-tested program.
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