Water Dog: Revolutionary Rapid Training Method

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Overview

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 form the day you get your puppy to the finished dog.

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Overview

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 form 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 cc-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 to see how to do it. It's written with humor--fun for you and your dog.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525247340
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1964
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 75,743
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard A. Wolters was director of the North American Hunting Retriever Association and president of the Retriever Club of Westchester County, NY, as well as retriever columnist for Gun Dog magazine. A recognized expert who lectured widely and conducted many seminars, his The Labrador Retriever was named Best Dog Book of the Year by the Dog Writers Association of America.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    I¿ve had a few quality K-9 hunting companions over the past half

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2006

    My first chessy became a Master Hunting Retriever

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2002

    Best Ever!

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2002

    Great Book

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2001

    Second Time Around With Water Dog!!

    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!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2000

    amazingly written

    this book is written to understand. I was so impressed I lend it out to all of my dog owner friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2000

    ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW !!

    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 .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2000

    Great book for training your dog

    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.

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