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Water Dog: Revolutionary Rapid Training Method
     

Water Dog: Revolutionary Rapid Training Method

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by Richard A. Wolters, Chef Art Smith (Introduction)
 

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WATER DOG is:

The first book written for the person with limited time who wants to train a working retriever fast and who wants to train it himself.

The first book written in the retriever field with new scientific information on the mental development of the dog. It's a step by step training book with no extraneous material. It covers everything from the day

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WATER DOG is:

The first book written for the person with limited time who wants to train a working retriever fast and who wants to train it himself.

The first book written in the retriever field with new scientific information on the mental development of the dog. It's a step by step training book with no extraneous material. It covers everything from the day you get your puppy to the finished dog.

The first book written about the retriever with new commands and using the Dummy-Launch, a new training device co-developed by the author, making training easier for you and your dog.

The first book to show the complete training procedures step by step in picture sequence. It covers every facet of the training. It will show you not only what to expect of your dog but what your dog can expect of you. You will be able tosee how to do it. It's written with humor - fun for you and your dog.

WATER DOG is A REVOLUTIONARY RAPID TRAINING METHOD.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Richard A. Wolters and his books:

"Water Dog is a classic - definitely the place to start with your new retriever."  
-David G. Meisner, Editor and Publisher, Gun Dog magazine

"Anyone who wants to try turning his dog into a well-mannered retriever will do well with Water Dog."
-The New York Times

"Wolters has produced a solid book that will be of great help to anyone training his retriever to work. He is an acknowledged master in the field and an excellent instructor."
-Dog Fancy on Game Dog

"Gun Dog is one of the most valuable, probably THE most valuable, training tools the average amateur could have."
-Sports Afield

"The most popular method ever. Because it works and it's easy!"
-Field & Stream on Family Dog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525247340
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1964
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
93,863
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet 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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Water Dog: Revolutionary Rapid Training Method 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I’ve had a few quality K-9 hunting companions over the past half-century, took a few college courses specific to dog training where our instructor introduced us to renown entertainment industry trainers who showed us a few ‘tricks of the trade’. I believe the most important criterion in obtaining a suitable game dog is; a). Commitment to whatever expenditure is necessary to discover ‘the right puppy’ (personality), b). Allotting considerable amounts of your time, required for both proper training, and relationship building (bonding), and c). Dedication to learning and properly employing those techniques developed to ensure the best possible performance out of both yourself and your K-9 companion in the field, where it matters most (practice). The latter is where R. Wolters and Art Smith’s text “Water Dog” might make the difference between being you and your companion being a good hunting team, or becoming a great hunting team. CGA55
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I had no idea how to train my first dog. My Uncle gave me a copy of Water Dog. It was very easy reading. I felt like I could think like my dog / bond with my dog / and earn respect from my dog after reading it. Long story short: I got hooked on training and being with her. Actually began competing against other dogs. She became a Master Retriever - and a best friend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Richard Wolters book is the best ever on this subject. His methods work and make sense. This is the book I will use to train my next Lab!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I started late with my dog, as she was a year old and barely knew the basics. This book was very easy reading and motivated me to work with her every day because the author was able to help me see the finished results if I did. 3 weeks into training and shes already a different dog.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I trained my first golden retriever with this book 11 years ago and ended up with a dog that did it all, sometimes in very tough conditions breaking ice to get to birds etc. he never hesitated to retrieve. Water Dog gave me the knowlege to get great results and my dog and I had 11 great years together. I am now training a pup to replace him and wouldn't do it any other way than the Water Dog way. The book is well written and very easy to understand. It tells you in step by step stages, what your dog is capable of learning and what phases your dog is going through at different ages, and I can attest to the accuracy from using it with dog #1. Wolters says start em young and make them love to retrieve, it works or I wouldn't be using this method again!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is written to understand. I was so impressed I lend it out to all of my dog owner friends.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just finnished reading 'Water Dog' and am now looking forward to using the teachings in training my golden retriever pup. I am now confident that I can do it but before I read the book I had doubts, but thanks to the breeder I purchased my pup from I am now looking forward to teaching her. The book is an easy read, I have finished the book (for the first time) in a matter of three days of hit and miss reading. Anyone who wants a well disciplined-working Retreiver should rush out and get this book,its a must have .
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great for trainig any dog. The book relates to the needs of labs and retrevers. I used this book to train my dog. It is a hunting dog manual but it will teach the basic for any dogs training.