In 1990, Cotton Pershall and Bobby George combined their expertise to bring this book to life, one that was 50 years in the making. In the opinion of many, nobody was more influential or had a greater impact on retrievers–their training, handling, and breeding–than Cotton Pershall. This book was a ?command performance, ? because thousands of dog owners and trainers requested that Pershall’s methods be set down for generations to follow. Through the eyes and words of professional Bobby George, that’s exactly what happened. The book includes complete techniques and training guidelines for lining, marking, obedience training, play training, handling doubles and triples easily, land and water retrieving, the forced retrieve, techniques to make your dog a more effective waterfowl retriever, and starting puppies through finishing a dog–as well as 50 years of reminiscences about dogs, trainers, waterfowl hunts, and field trials.
With the plethora of dog training books on the market, how do you choose which is right for you and your new puppy? We’ve tried to address this issue by offering a new series of training books designed to be clear, concise and reliable in our training message. The Breed Basics series includes The Golden Retriever, The Labrador Retriever, The Jack Russell Terrier, and The German Shepherd.Each author’s expertise on dog training is easy to access in these books as they discuss the specific breed’s personality, characteristics and history. Readers get seasoned advice on selecting a litter and puppy, early obedience training and socialization, land and water retriever training, training for tricks, grooming, and preventative care. The books also detail ailments common to dogs, and those of special concern for the breed. The informative and accessible text is illustrated in each book with plenty of color photos to help you effectively train your dog.