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    What do you RTF folks recomend as the best training program for an amish trainer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MooseMT View Post
    What do you RTF folks recomend as the best training program for an amish trainer?

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    I'll save you some time. Check this thread out.

    https://www.retrievertraining.net/for...ighlight=amish

    Good luck with the pup.

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    You have so many to choose from like Nike, Converse, New Balance......

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    Jeff, since most current books on retriever training are based on using an e collar you may have to refer to an old standby : Training your Retriever by James Lamb Free, more current books like Jim and Phylliss Dobbs Tri Tronics Training are good even though it does use an E collar, its still very informative and IMHO you need to understand how a collar is used as a tool so you can train without one
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    Motivational Training for the Field by Lorie Jolly.
    Lots of Carr/Lardy drills, very useful. There is no reason you couldn't add a collar to the program if you choose.
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    The book I had good luck with in my Amish days was TRAINING RETRIEVERS FOR THE MARSHES AND MEADOWS by James B. Spencer. Alpine Publishing.

    I would still use the Lardy Volume I along with it, if I were doing it today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Archer View Post
    You have so many to choose from like Nike, Converse, New Balance......
    Ken I refuse to support Nike,Converse quality has gone way downhill and I use New Balance for my everyday athletic shoe....but old school TST (tennis shoe trainers) like myself prefer to use the latest in technology in shoes..I prefer Keen, Merrell, or Columbia..I find I get better traction on wet grass and am able to change direction easier over uneven terrain, I also prefer the 3/4 top models for added ankle support
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    Gundog training the young labrador, by Stan Harvey. Stan is the former captain of the English gundog team.

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    Take a good look at a program that can teach you collar conditioning. Amish training does take longer and sometimes can be very frustrating especially in making corrections on blind work. However, if you just want a pet to hunt with you then it doesn't matter. Field trials forget it. Hunt Tests yes. Junior, Senior no problem. Master maybe?? But do able. Maybe go into something different with your dog - Rally, agility, obedience.
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    "The Labrador Shooting Dog" by Mike Gould.
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