These are articles you can read online on various topics. Categories here are Judging, Health and Care, DVD/Book reviews, Gear/Product reviews and Miscellany. The latter includes assorted information articles, including some on philosophy, great quotes, interviews, and important tips. ALL of these articles are free to read or download to your printer. They are not pdfs so if you want to print, simply do a screen capture or cut and paste into files for your use.
The Farmer/Lardy Symposium was a landmark retriever training event in 2017 captured on film. Read this review of the 11 hour DVD, highly recommended for the retriever trainer.
The new AIRFLOW bumper has a revolutionary design with several advantages in material characteristics. This review describes results of extensive field testing.
A discussion of the many factors to consider when deciding where to place the birds in a field trial or hunt test. Good bird placement is the key to a good trial.
These Training Principles and Guidelines of Mike Lardy and Dennis Voigt were derived from Total…
Required reading for all Derby and Junior Field trial judges. Much food for thought here in a discussion that challenges what you often see in the minor stakes on the weekend.
Bill Hillmann has two DVDs on his Fundamentals training program. They are similar to a Basics level with some early Transition work. The first was Land Fundamentals and here Dennis Voigt reviews Part 2 on water fundamentals
Bill Hillmann's 1st edition Training a Retriever Puppy has been widely received as an excellent method for early puppy training. The 2nd edition reviewed here by Dennis Voigt adds much new material and features several different pups. Contents of the 2 DVD are listed.
Coat colour inheritance in retrievers is often poorly understood. In this article by Susan Taylor, DVM, the genetics of coat colour is clearly described for Labrados, Goldens and Chessies..
Retriever Training Workshops have become an excellent way to expand your dog training knowledge. this review describes the benefits of attending a workshop and describes some experiences from a Pat Burns/Andy Attar event.
Mike Lardy's Volumes are from his Retriever Journal articles and are one of the best buys out there. This review describes his latest Volume 4 plus lists Contents of Volume 1-3. They are available at ybsmedia.com
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