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post Nov 4 2009, 01:46 AM
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I just picked up my black lab puppy. Was wondering if anybody had any good dog training books they would reccomend? I am thinking of getting Tom Dokkens book, but thought I would ask around first..

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post Nov 4 2009, 02:24 AM
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I bought a DVD at cabelas that really helped. Don't remember what it was called. At the cabelas near me they actually have DVDs playing in the dog section. That is how we decided which DVD to buy


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post Nov 20 2009, 05:48 PM
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Not really training books but the Just Labs books are great reads.


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post Sep 14 2010, 10:29 PM
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I will have to go with the dvd, I don't think my shorthair can read yet....wink.gif


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post Sep 14 2010, 10:56 PM
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I tried the books, and dvd's, and the found the best source to be, a local hunting preserve trainer. The books and dvd,s gave me a good place to start, but when it came down to it, I went to a hunting preserve and bought about 50 bucks worth of birds and started asking questions. They would give me feed back on what the dog was doing good and critiques on what to work on. I did this just a couple of times, and have been enjoying my dogs field performance ever since. I never joined the preserve, and never paid for private lessons with the trainer, but they were more than happy to help out a guy trying to do it on his own.
This is what worked for me, maybe something for you to try.


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post Dec 26 2010, 02:01 AM
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I have trained my chocolate Lab with a book called Gun Dogs. It is a great book and will tell you everything you need to know.


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post Jan 3 2011, 02:58 PM
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I was told to get Dave Walkers, leader of the pack


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post May 17 2011, 03:40 PM
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Gun dog, and water dog is like the trainer's bible. I also like Mike Stewarts wild rose way. And Evan Gram's Smartwork program is a great progarm that has books and DVD's that really take you trhough a step by step process of training I highly recomend it, but you will want to find a trainer that is selling theres cause its pricey new, and most of the DVD's have samples youtube.


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QUOTE(GreeneCoDeerKiller @ May 17 2011, 11:40 AM) *

Gun dog, and water dog is like the trainer's bible. I also like Mike Stewarts wild rose way. And Evan Gram's Smartwork program is a great progarm that has books and DVD's that really take you trhough a step by step process of training I highly recomend it, but you will want to find a trainer that is selling theres cause its pricey new, and most of the DVD's have samples youtube.



I'm with Rob and Mr. Greene...I got a black lab last year around this time. Read the Gun Dog book. Though it may be old it has the best information you can find. When I picked up my lab he was already retrieving in ponds and could tell the difference between dummies and his toy. I trained him for pheasant on that book and he brought me right to a group of them his second time out. Not only is he great for pheasant but he is now also a great waterfowl dog. I read the water dog book and the only thing I had to teach him was to stay put until I gave the signal for waterfowl. I take him anytime I do any sort of bird hunting.
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