Our Twenty-Fifth Anniversary !!
Welcome to Retrievers ONLINE 25th Anniversary year!! It’s been a period of many changes for us and for the Field Trial and Hunt Test games. Many of you have told us that we have a made a difference to you in the game and for that we are thankful. We also want to thank our many loyal subscribers and advertisers.
The first issue of 2014, the Winter Issue, finally made it to the printer in the last week of February - delayed by a variety of events - our regrets and apologies! This means it mails at the beginning of March and thus it can arrive anytime in March as postal services on both sides of the border stop to read it! Patience is a dog training virtue, you know!
We hope you will enjoy the wide-ranging content of the Winter Issue. We continue from last issue with Part 2 of the Bill Hillmann interview. We present a Judging article by Ted Shih and Terry Rotschafer on the process of Callbacks and evaluating Marks vs. Blinds. Part 2 of this article for next issue will tackle picking the Winner. Speaking of Winner, we have a special article on a Big Blue Roundtable that took place this winter; Dennis chaired the meeting that included seven famous trialers who talked about what kind of dog wins and how to improve your chances. This took place at the Burns/ Attar winter workshop. We have a marking article on Two Down the Shore and a handling article on Running More Blinds. There are three reviews, one on Jim van Engen’s new puppy video, one on Mike Lardy’s latest Retriever Journal Articles and one on the book Best of the Best, a la British style. You’ll find various other tidbits and ads throughout.
New subscribers will start with this issue no matter when you join. Don’t forget, we still have many of our valuable back issues available. Retrievers ONLINE articles are rarely dated since they focus on training, handling, judging and health issues. Many people order sets of back issues, once they see the content of ONLINE. Heads-up - in some cases, our inventory is getting very low.
Finally, stay tuned - our newest new DVD is in its final stages of production. It features the "Essential Retriever Training Drills and Exercises for Handling" and also includes a Field Guide. It will be produced by YBSMEDIA (www.ybsmedia.com) so watch for the release announcement coming soon.
All the Best to you in upcoming season.. . Dennis and Fiona
Don't forget, you can still get most of the Back Issues chock full of training tips and other critical articles and information. Some years are in limited quantities.
2010-2013 - Complete Volumes -- $42 ea
2009 and earlier - Complete Volumes -- $35 ea
2014 New Subscription or Renewal (4 Issues) -- $42
2011-13 Complete Volumes (4 Issues)-- $42
2010 Complete Volume (6 issues) -- $42
2009 and earlier Complete Volumes (6 issues) -- $35
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