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    This past weekend I bought Building A Retriever, Drills & More by Carol F. Cassity. This is the New Edition (Expanded and updated) of the book Drills For The Retriever Hunt Test Enthusiast. And I have been thumbing through it since I bought it. It really seems to be a good book and I'm looking forward to making the time to read it.

    Carol was one of the first "Retriever" people to contact me when we moved to Florida and I've thrown birds for her group and trained with them on a couple of occasions and Carol is a member of this forum.

    I've been told that Copies are now available directly from Carol ( cfcassity@speedeenet.com ) and that Dog's Afield and several other distributors will have the copies in a few weeks. I really like the humor in the book and that each drill contains the Difficulty level, the purpose, the materials needed, procedure, potential problem(s) and solution(s) chart and diagram(s) of the drill. And I like that Carol has given credit to those that devloped these drills when she can.


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    Thanks Cray!! I'll add it to my list. Half because I need the training advice and because I'm dying to see what you found humorous!

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    Thanks Cray! Luv'd the first edition gottah have the new updated version!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peake
    Thanks Cray! Luv'd the first edition gottah have the new updated version!

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    I bought it also and after only looking over it briefly, it seems well planned and will most likely end up in my training bag to give me ideas when I get in a training rut.

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    Got mine a few days ago! Very nice, wait until you see the cover Photo! It is almost 3D
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    Hey Ken, thanks for the kind words. They are appreciated, especially since it is a swamp collie that made the cover and not a Chessie.

    Tony Zappia took that shot of Blitz this summer. We were looking for a cool cover shot and I think he got it. BTW I had to be talked into the shot - I really liked the one of Daytona looking up.

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    The cover did look pretty nice, would have looked even better with a lab though. lol I really have enjoyed the book, can't wait to put it to use in training. The detail is great and the book as a whole, is everything I could ask for and more. GREAT job Carol!
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    I just borrowed a copy of the original book to read and enjoyed it very much. Does anyone know where/how I can get a copy of the original and/or the new version? I tried the email address listed above, but it didn't work.

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