|Charles Morgan on Retrievers
Edited by Ann Fowler and D.L. Walters. The techniques and thoughts by one the best
trainers and handlers in the history of field trials. Highly recommended.
|Training Retrievers to Handle
By D.L. and Ann Walters. The best book for teaching handling from one of the all-time
with Mike Lardy
A collection of training articles by Mike Lardy as they appeared in The Retriever Journal.
|Tri-Tronics Retriever Training
By Jim & Phyllis Dobbs with Alice Woodyard. A book for those new to electronic collars
and a great reference for types and diagrams of drills. This book is also useful for
|Training and Campaigning Retrievers
By Jack M. Gwaltney, Jr M.D. A book for the serious retriever trainer. Education and
attitude in training is emphasized.
By Tom Quinn. A great overall outlook on training retrievers with beautiful artwork by the
|Training Your Retriever
By James Lamb Free. A classic with useful information for today's trainers.
|Retriever Training Tests
By James Spencer. A look at how various factors, e.g. wind, terrain, suction, affect a
retriever's performance in
By Richard Wolters. A revolutionary book for its time by one of the sport's
top-selling authors and a pioneer of the hunt test movement.
|Retriever Training for Field Trials, Hunt Tests and Hunting
By Bill Hillman. Short takes from dozens of pros and amateurs on a multitude of training
|Training Retrievers: The Cotton Pershall Method
By Bobby George, Jr. A look into the history of retrievers with one of the best trainers
in the sport while presenting a lot of good information on training at the same time.
|Fetch and Carry: A Treatise on Retrieving
By B. Waters. Published in 1895, an interesting and educational look at training in
the 19th Century. Recommended, but hard to find.
|Wing & Shot
By Robert Wehle. Written for pointer training, but can also be utilized for training
E. Donnal Thomas, Jr.
Don Thomas writes about the outdoors, retrievers, bird hunting, big game hunting, and fly
fishing like no other. His eloquent writing will take you along on his journeys with
gun and dog.