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Water Dog: Revolutionary Rapid Training Method

By Richard A. Wolters   |   Published On: Sep 24, 1964
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Train a working retriever fast using tips and techniques from Water Dog: Revolutionary Rapid Training Method. This classic, bestselling training manual was created for the person with limited time, so you can meet your goals quickly. Containing revolutionary scientific information on the mental development of your pet, Water Dog is a step-by-step training book that gets right to the point. It covers everything from the day you get your puppy to the finished dog, showing you the complete training procedures step by step in picture sequence.

And not only will Water Dog show you what to expect of your dog, but it will also detail what your dog can expect from you. Making training fun, fast and easy for both you and your dog, this book is full of information about using the right commands and using Dummy-Launch—a training device co-developed by the author. According to The New York Times, anyone who wants to try turning his dog into a well-mannered retriever will do well with Water Dog.”

About the Author

Richard A. Wolters was a leader in applying the scientific discoveries of animal behaviorists to dog training. His books on training Game Dog, Water Dog, Gun Dog, Family Dog, and Home Dog are recognized as classics in their fields. His historical book, The Labrador Retriever: The History...The People, was chosen as Best Dog Book of the Year by the Dog Writers Association of America. In 1984 the DWAA honored Mr. Wolters as both Writer of the Year for Game Dog and Columnist of the Year for his popular column Gun Dog in Gun Dog magazine. Well-known for his lectures and seminars on retriever training, Mr. Wolters also was a president of the Westchester, New York, Retriever Club, as well as a vice president and director of the North American Hunting Retriever Association, which he was influential in founding. A veritable Renaissance man, Mr. Wolters worked as an atomic scientist, fine-arts teacher, photographer, and as picture editor at Sports Illustrated. His sporting interests included hunting, angling, bobsledding, ballooning, and soaring in sailplanes, in which he held the highest rating.

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  • Item Number
    118659
  • Dimensions
    9.3 x 6.85 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight
    1.125 pounds
  • ISBN-10
    0525247343
  • ISBN-13
    9780525247340
  • Pages
    192
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Subject
    Training
  • Author
    Richard A. Wolters
  • Publication Date
    Sep 24, 1964
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
Table of Contents

Introduction 2 Author's Note 3 Part I * Chapter 1 Why This Book? 4 * Chapter 2 You Should Know That... 13 * Chapter 3 The Dog's Mental Development (A New Training Method) 19 Part II * Chapter 4 Kindergarten - Molding the Retriever for Work 42 * Chapter 5 School for Duck Dogs 55 * Chapter 6 ""No Name"" Chapter... Just New Things 68 Index 178

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