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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Atkinson View Post
    The originator of the topic mentions a vacation coming up. He/She is seeking some reading material.
    Sorry....then I would say rtf...lol
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    Am afraid this won't work for your vacation, but I was given, at one time, a big black binder and on the outside it said "The Bible" --- it was filled with Rex Carr's notes sent to some of his clients. Much of it has become the foundation for many of the books that were mentioned. The foundation was built upon, modified, variations were added and continue to be expanded upon.

    For a vacation, there are some excellent training DVDs you could view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baseball28 View Post
    .... Going on vacation in a cpl weeks. need some good reading material.

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    These guys are a personal favorite:

    http://wildrosetradingcompany.com/co...books-and-dvds

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    Quote Originally Posted by baseball28 View Post
    Didn't want to hijack the other thread. It was stated that James Free's book was "the bible" of its day. What is considered todays version? Going on vacation in a cpl weeks. need some good reading material.
    Free's book acquired that nickname largely because there was so little else out there. And because that one was actually written by an actual trainer.

    There are several fine books out now. None are deserving of being called a "bible".

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    The material in James Lamb Free's book is still good, it just doesn't address the ecollar, but does mention some of the not so good old days methods for long range correction such as shotguns and slingshots.

    Nevertheless, you teach before using the collar so there is useful information, plus it is a fun and sometimes hilarious read.

    The Charles Morgan book is great too and there is one, The Cotton Pershall method that is fun as well.
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