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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.
The Retriever Field Trial Rule Book is discussed by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt in relation to ambiguities, common conventions, and "made up" rules.
Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt discuss many of the things a judge can do to avoid having a poor judging assignment. These ideas were the fore-runner of the Judges Fundamentals and Checklists (available here).
Judging Blinds is discussed by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt. Topics covered include the design of blinds to test dogs fairly but with handling challenges and the evaluation of relative performances using the Rule Book as a guide.
This article is Part 2 of Judging Blinds by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt. It addresses the issue of evaluating blinds in relation to marks.
Bill Hillmann's DVD are very popular-get insight into Bill in this interview
Part 2 of the Bill Hillmann interview with more about his training and popular DVDs.
The "Traffic Cop" DVD expands on collar conditioning and reinforcing the "sit" command as a precursor to steadiness in the pup.
Dennis Voigt details the content of his new DVD and Book on Essential Drills
This review describes the content of Dennis's DVD on Training Alone plus the value of the accompanying b book full of training tips.
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