View Full Version : want a good force fetch book
08-02-2011, 09:20 AM
I need to buy a really good how to force-fetch book. If you have any suggestions please let me know. I want to train my own dogs instead of paying alot of money to have it done. I have some experience training but not the force fetch area. Thanks
08-02-2011, 10:05 AM
Evan's book smartfetch is very detailed.
08-02-2011, 12:09 PM
where can i find that book and is that the name of it
08-02-2011, 12:43 PM
Google rushcreek press or Evan Graham and the book is called Smartfetch. He also has a DVD called Smartfetch. You don't need them together but if you can afford it they go nice together.
08-02-2011, 12:56 PM
prolly MOST here will believe this is dated material,, but I think it is an excellent book.
I sold mine a few years back, as a favor.
Its pretty much an all round book, but I think it has a good section on FF.
08-02-2011, 02:53 PM
08-03-2011, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the info. I'll be looking the books and dvds up
08-30-2011, 08:53 PM
The Tri-Tronics book is great.
08-31-2011, 01:00 AM
Jim Spenser's, "Training Retrievers for Marshes and Meadows," has a great section on force fetching. It's about 1/3rd of the book.
08-31-2011, 07:14 AM
Jim Spenser's book that Howard mentioned, while pretty old, is still my favorite description of the traditional force fetch process. I get my copy out with every new puppy... I've enjoyed everything he's written.
09-08-2011, 11:22 PM
I don't know if you are interested in getting a DVD, if so take a look at Dan Hosfords "the conditioned retrieve" part 1 & 2. I bought them and am very pleased with the progress of my pup.Good Luck..
09-10-2011, 10:10 AM
Check out this website...alot of good things on force fetch(Trained retrieve) and "Hold" for free dobbsdogs.com
Go to this page
(John & Amy Dahl) and scroll down to the articles Force Fetch part 1 & part 2.
Pretty good guideline for free. ;-)
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