Many hunters consider their retrievers to be "polished" if the dog sits, stays, retrieves marked singles and won't run off. However, retrievers of every breed have so much potential. This book condenses Tom's 40-plus years of dog training into a concise, easy-to-follow guide that helps you unlock the magic within your retriever. Working at your own pace, and with vivid visual instructions, you'll learn how to teach your dog honoring, multiple marked retrieves, blind retrieves over land and water, and much more.
Arguably America's best-known retriever trainer, Tom has four-plus decades of experience turning retrievers into successful hunt-test competitors, field-trail participants and great hunting companions. He operates Dokken's Oak Ridge Kennels in Northfield, Minn., which is also one of the country's largest all-breed hunting dog training facilities. He also creates the popular Dokken's Dreadfowl Trainer dummy, which is designed to teach dogs the proper hold on game birds.