More and more trainers are realizing that teaching a complex series of behaviors like this is most easily done through the use of clicker training.
Author: Lana Mitchell
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
The retrieve is one of the most difficult skills for most dogs to master in competitive obedience. It is difficult because it involves a long series of steps that the dog must learn in order to complete the exercise successfully. More and more trainers are realizing that teaching a complex series of behaviors like this is most easily done through the use of clicker training. The Clicker Retiever teaches you step-by-step how to clicker train your dog to do a solid, enthusiastic and reliable retrieve. Learning no-force techniques builds trust between you and your dog, makes training more enjoyable for both of you, and sets you up for life-long training success built on scientific principles, respect and fun. The Clicked Retriever also shows you how to apply retrieving skills to other activities such as flyball and service dog training.
You are giving the dog a minidrilling session on how to perform the correct behavior and then you are seeing if he understands what he's being clicked for.
Author: Gerilyn J Bielakiewicz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The golden retriever is one of the most popular dogs in the country. In fact, according the American Kennel Club, it ranks second only to the labrador retriever in popularity. Known for their easy temperament and boundless enthusiasm, golden retrievers have the ability to become wonderful family pets - with some socialization and training, of course. The Everything Golden Retriever Book is a must-have for new and potential golden owners everywhere. Written by Gerilyn and Paul Bielakiewicz, cofounders of Canine University, The Everything Golden Retriever Book is packed with professional, breed-specific advice that helps readers raise, care for, and train their golden retrievers safely and successfully. The Everything Golden Retriever Book shows dog owners how to: Choose the right golden for their family Socialize their new golden Instill good manners Find the proper diet and exercise regimen for their golden Deal with common health problems Packed full of photos showing goldens in action, The Everything Golden Retriever Book is perfect for new and seasoned dog owners!
Clicking works much the same as praise does, although instead of saying “Good Dog!” you click. Click, treat. Click, treat. It's very simple and quite ...
Author: Margaret H. Bonham
The definitive book on the friendliest of pooches. This book covers everything about the selection, care, nutrition, and training of Golden Retrievers, including the history of the breed and breed standard; how to find a reputable breeder; housetraining and acclimating a retriever to a new home; managing a Golden's nutrition and health; basic obedience commands; understanding Golden behavior, and much more. * Features training, nutrition, and health information specific to Golden Retrievers * Author is a Dog Writers Association Book Award-winner whose articles have appeared in Dog Fancy, Dog World, Dog and Kennel, Pet Life, Pet View, Natural Pet, and Mushing
(Remember that your Lab must first associate the click with the treat before you proceed to this step.) Click the clicker and silently count to five.
Author: Margaret H. Bonham
How to raise a healthy and happy Lab. Now Lab owners and those who want to join their ranks can learn about the breed's special needs - medical, nutritional, and emotional - as well as the basics on keeping, training, medical care, and nutrition. In this new edition, readers will find the latest on clicker training for Labs, up- to-date information on genetic diseases and medical innovations, travel needs, and how to guard against acquiring an overly inbred Lab. -Labrador Retrievers are an extremely popular breed -Includes an eight-page, four-color insert, as well as four-color IFC and IBC elements -More than a third of the photos in the book are new -An updated training section that includes clicker training
The concept behind clicker training is that the 'click' is used to mark the precise time that a desired behaviour is performed. For example, if a dog places ...
Author: Laura Hill
Publisher: The Crowood Press
In Advanced Retriever Training, experienced trainer, competitor and judge, Laura Hill, takes a holistic approach to training and living with working retriever breeds. Whether your aim is to reach competition level or simply to troubleshoot your training practices, this book is the ideal follow-on to the basic commands and handling skills already established. Insightful and in-depth coverage includes reanalysing the basic pillars of breeding, feeding and training; examining your own behaviour and the effect it has on your dog and identifying your dog's psychological needs and tailoring your training accordingly. Key approaches to successful retriever work with positive, reward-based methods are covered along with training planning and management. An advanced approach to training essentials, including heelwork, marking, blind retrieves and navigating barriers are discussed as well as establishing and maintaining an enjoyable partnership with your dog. This book will improve your handling as well as your overall approach to living and working with retrievers.
Hounds love to follow their noses, Retrievers love to fetch and Herding dogs love to ... The Clicked Retriever Lana Mitchell The retrieve is one of the most ...
Author: Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell, CPDT-KSA, CBCC-KA
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
He can retrieve—but can he sit, lie down and stay?
Sporting dog breeds can be relatively easy to train to do what they have been bred to do be it retrieve, point, flush—even act as a decoy to attract game! In addition, most sporting breeds have a gregarious personality and love people and other dogs. These attributes make these dogs very popular pets, but at the same time present all sorts of problems when they are not working in the field. Have you ever tried to ask your Lab to sit and stay near a pond with the ducks? Why is it that Goldens are notorious for jumping up on people (not to mention other dogs) when greeting them? Does your sporting dog eat every smelly item he encounters before you can stop him? In this new book, author Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell offers answers to solving and preventing the often surprising set of problems that owners of sporting dogs encounter at home and in their local communities.
You will learn
• Many of the overly friendly traits associated with sporting dogs can cause problems with other people and other dogs if you cannot control your dog’s enthusiastic (and sometimes obnoxious) greeting behaviors.
• How to make yourself more interesting than birds, as impossible as that might seem, to make walks and outings more pleasant for all involved.
• How to train a strong “leave it” behavior to keep your dog from eating things that might be dangerous.
Praise for From Birdbrained to Brilliant
Having bred and trained sporting dogs for almost forty years, Dawn’s ideas are spot on for understanding that the mindset and work ethics of sporting dogs is based around them being “people dogs.” As a tracking judge, trainer and exhibitor I can attest that Dawn is correct when she says training sporting dogs is “an investment worth making.” Just like making an investment in this book!
Ed Presnall, noted trainer and judge, author of Component Training for TDX and four other books on the subject of tracking
From Birdbrained to Brilliant gave me more insight into my beloved retrievers than anything I’ve read in my 25+ years of working with assistance dogs. Ms. Antoniak-Mitchell provides a treasure trove of information for those of us who love sporting dogs. As entertaining as it is illuminating, this book has earned a center spot in my library!
Jennifer Arnold, author Through a Dog’s Eyes and In a Dog’s Heart
Hunt, point and/or retrieve yourself a copy of this book. Working with your sporting breed dog’s natural traits instead of against them is what From Birdbrained to Brilliant is all about. I’m so excited to see a down to earth and practical book that gives clear training and management exercises for field bred dogs.
Inga From, CPDT-KSA, owner Positive Gun Dogs of Minnesota
FIRST OF ALL who could resist this title? I work with all breeds and each group brings something a little different to the table. Dawn’s knowledge of sporting dogs is going to be invaluable to you because her insights into their instincts will improve your training and your dogs will live better lives because you will have learned how to understand and communicate better with them.
Brenda Aloff, author of Puppy Problems? No Problem and several other best selling books and dvds
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Author: Anne Rogers Clark
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
The retrieve is one of the most difficult skills for most dogs to master in competitive obedience. It is difficult because it involves a series of steps that the dog must learn in order to retrieve the object and get high scores. More and more trainers are realizing that teaching a complex series of behaviors like this is most easily done through the use of clicker training—using the same techniques used by large animal trainers working with whales, dolphins—even elephants.The Clicked Retriever teaches you step-by-step how to clicker train your dog to do a solid, enthusiastic and reliable retrieve. Learning no-force techniques builds trust between you and your dog, makes training more enjoyable for both of you, and sets you up for life long training success built on scientific principles, respect and fun.
Show your Golden Retriever the clicker . Click it , and immediately give your Golden Retriever a small treat . Do this several times , during several ...
Author: Eve Adamson
Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated
From the pet publisher dedicated to the care and well-being of companion animals for over 50 years comes an exciting new series of dog breed titles, each accompanied by a free DVD. Written by professional pet writers who are also experts on the breeds, each book is filled with valuable information on a variety of topics that are essential for cultivating health and happiness in a canine companion.How often should a Golden Retriever be groomed? What type of diet will help to maintain his energy? Find the answers to all of your questions in this comprehensive title.
The reward could be a verbal “Yes” followed by a treat or a click from a clicker followed by a treat. A clicker is a simple device that makes a click when ...
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
You have a picture in your head. A picture of yourself with your practically perfect dog. You’ve always preferred big dogs, and your ideal dog is sturdy, strong, and energetic. At the same time, you envision a dog who is gentle and completely in tune to your needs, your whims, and your every move. That perfect dog is likely a Labrador Retriever. After all, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States, according to American Kennel Club registrations. Labs are beautiful, friendly, adaptable, easygoing, brave, loyal, dependable, and intelligent. What could be better? Labrador Retrievers For Dummies is a useful guide to have if you're thinking of getting a Lab or even if you already own one. Perhaps you're just curious about this popular breed. This handy reference is for you if you want to Find out if a Lab suits your lifestyle Know what to look for in Lab pups Determine if a breeder meets high standards Understand health and nutrition needs Handle emergencies with a cool head Train your dog with the lure-and-reward technique Show off your Lab in competitions You can live a fulfilling life with your Lab by making sure she is socialized, healthy, and well trained. What better task for humans and dogs than to be great companions for each other? However, you may need some help in knowing how to get the most out of your relationship with your Lab. This friendly guide offers that help with the following topics and more: Exercising your pup and older Lab Choosing the right veterinarian Exploring spaying/neutering Keeping your Lab beautiful with good grooming Helping your dog deal with divorce, a new baby, moving Managing barking and whining Housetraining your new puppy Traveling to dog-friendly vacation destinations Choosing a pet sitter or boarding kennel Volunteering your lab as a therapy dog Labrador Retrievers are big, energetic, and sometimes boisterous (especially as puppies), and they don't take care of themselves. They need you. Don't let them need you unless you're ready to be needed.
Remember the pop and release you use when working on his leash walking skills? The click of the chain link collar adds one more dimension to the message in ...
Author: Nona K. Bauer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Become an expert on Golden Retrievers Golden Retrievers are among the friendliest, most intelligent, most popular dogs—no wonder you’ve made this excellent choice of breed for your own “best friend”! Golden Retrievers For Dummies will show you how to select, train, raise, and live happily with your lifelong companion. Inside this book, you’ll find all the need-to-know information about your Golden. From puppy years to senior living, grooming to feeding, and beyond, this is your guide to keeping your Golden Retriever happy and healthy. Learn the characteristics and history of the Golden Retriever breed Make the most of the puppy years, including training and bonding Discover how to keep your Golden happy and healthy through old age Find out how to prevent and treat the most common illnesses Learn from a professional—Nona Kilgore Bauer has over 40 years of experience training Golden Retrievers, and her wisdom is at your command in these pages! The newest canine addition to your family will thank you!
The click of the chain link collar adds one more dimension to the message in the leash. o? Determine the right size by measuring the widest part.
Author: Nona Kilgore Bauer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
For the past decade, the Golden Retriever has ranked among the five most popular breeds registered with the AKC, with more than 65,000 Goldens registered every year. The Golden Retriever’s personality is as golden as his outer coat. He was bred to please, and please he does. He started out as a hunting partner who delivered birds to hand and has evolved into modern times delivering whatever suits his owner’s fancy. Because Golden Retrievers were originally bred to work in tandem with humans, they are also highly trainable. Golden Retrievers For Dummies is intended for busy 21st century dog owners who don’t have time to sit down and read through 300 pages at a crack. This is a reference you can jump in and out of as dog questions rear their furry heads. This handy guide is also for you if You own a Golden Retriever or thinking about getting one. You've just brought home a Golden pup. You want to find the best way to raise and train your Golden. You want to help your Golde n to not just survive but to thrive. Find out what it takes to own this active, intelligent, and friendly dog. Explore the Golden's personality traits and living requirements. Discover which diseases are hereditary. This reference guide covers all the aspects of dog ownership, including: Looking at breeders, rescue groups, and animal shelters Adopting and caring for older dogs Selecting a puppy with help from an established testing process Dog-proofing your house and yard Crate training, housetraining, and obedience training Canine communication and growing pains Feeding, exercising, and playing with your Golden Dealing with illness, problem behavior, and treatment Grooming for health and beauty If you’re serious about this Golden business and not just caving in to the kids or some other wild impulse, follow the advice of responsible dog owners and breeders. Look deep into your dog-loving soul and carefully consider the big picture. Love alone is not enough.
Trainers tell of having seen retrievers at trials with one white eye, of being embarrassed to bring their dog into the vet for hip X-rays and having to ...
Author: Boyd Gibbons
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Well before dawn on a mid-November morning, a caravan of customized pick-up trucks begins filing out of Duncan, Oklahoma. At that dark hour they appear to be nothing more than campers, but they are dog trucks. On straw and cedar shavings inside these mobile kennels are a half dozen Golden Retrievers, possibly a Chesapeake on vacation, and many, many Labradors. They are going to compete for six days in the most demanding trail of working retrievers—the National Championship Stake. This destination is open to only the best dogs, champions like Hawkeye’s Smokey Joe, B. B. Powder, Pot Pie’s W. A. Mega, and Riggo. Boyd Gibbons has followed these dogs and their trainers on the circuit, capturing the lives they lead and the techniques they use on the road to the National Championship Stake. The Retriever Game chronicles the lives and personalities of the men, women, and dogs chasing the Championship. For anyone who loves retrievers, for anyone who enjoys a good dogs story, for anyone who knows a Labrador, Golden, or Chesapeake is an extension of the owner’s personality, this look at the life on the field trial circuit will be informative and engaging reading.
Enter “Labrador retrievers” into the search box. 3. Click the “Surf” button and you will see a list of related web sites. With factsurfer.com, finding more ...
Author: Chris Bowman
Publisher: Bellwether Media
A friendly companion and a willing worker, Labrador Retrievers are easy to love. Historically, they earned their keep by helping fishermen haul nets, fetch ropes, and retrieve fish. Nowadays, they also assist search and rescue missions, police forces, and the handicapped. Learn more about these lovable labs in this book for early readers.
Enter “golden retrievers” into the search box. 3. Click the “Surf” button and you will see a list of related web sites. With factsurfer.com, finding more ...
Author: Chris Bowman
Publisher: Bellwether Media
This loveable, family-friendly dog is a people pleaser. Trained to hunt and retrieve, Golden Retrievers enjoy physical activity. Their obedient nature also makes them great as therapy and assistance dogs. Cozy up with this furry friend in this beginner book.
... and then a link to golden retriever, which is the corrected spelling. ... query For example: When you type golden retriever and click I'm Feeling Lucky, ...
Author: Ted Coombs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Get the most thorough and comprehensive guide to Google. Expand your world with the dozens of Google tools, applications, and services you'll find in this comprehensive book. Going well beyond the basics of search, this in-depth resource shows you how to access and apply every one of Google's features -- things like Gmail, Google Maps, and SketchUp -- while also explaining how to program Google, become a Froogle merchant, and much more. With thorough coverage, step-by-step instructions, and hundreds of tips and workarounds, you'll find what you need to succeed with Google. Review the basics of keywords, queries, and PageRank technology. Delve into search features such as the I'm Feeling Lucky button. Find your way with Google Maps and mobile GMaps. Check financial news, get quotes, and manage your portfolio. Import, view, and fix photos with Picasa. Google-ize your computer with Google gadgets and plug-ins. Use Google Analytics to evaluate Web site traffic. Explore Google's future with a sneak peak at R&D.
It seemed an eternity before he heard the reassuring 'click'. “Sandra, thank God! It's Mal,” he said relieved and still slightly out of breath.
Author: Dr. Len Kloosman
Based on a rescue operation during the Angolan civil war in the deeply divided African continent in the 1970s, Task Force Retriever - Out of Angola explores love, war, the politics of hate, apartheid, international intrigue, the involvement of Cuba in African affairs and one man's sense of duty when his country is under threat.
She turned at the sound of stilettos marching toward her, click-clicking on the wooden floor. Maria raised her hand in greeting. “You made it!
Author: Susan C. Daffron
Publisher: Logical Expressions, Inc.
To Lisa Lowell, it seems like her life is defined by all the things she isn't anymore. She's not a world-class skier, not a wife, not a full-time mother, and not even a patient striving to get well. So who is she now? When her brother asks Lisa to help her family, she can't find an excuse not to flee her empty nest and return to her hometown of Alpine Grove. Tasked with remodeling her parents bizarre old house and preparing it for sale, Lisa confronts personal failures and memories she's avoided for years. At the local ski resort, Lisa ends up on a collision course with Pete Harmon, a retired cop fighting his own battles with the past. As Lisa contends with a disobedient foster dog, aggravating contractors, and the demands of her nutty great aunt Betty, she discovers that being accident-prone may not be the only thing she has in common with Pete.
I asked as all the pieces began clicking into place. Could it really be my former boss, the partner at the law firm now headed by my boyfriend, ...
Author: Molly Fitz
Publisher: Whiskered Mysteries
A dognapping turns into a kidnapping, which turns into... murder? Be careful out there, Octo-Cat! A new year means a new mayor in the sleepy seaside town of Glendale. Unfortunately, not everyone’s happy about his election. In fact, someone’s so unhappy that they kidnap his beloved Golden Retriever and leave a ransom note claiming they’ll only return the dog when the man resigns his position. Enter Angie and Octo-Cat with their first official paying case. Little does the mayor know that while they work to safely recover his ransomed retriever, they’ll also be investigating his past to figure out why someone would go so far to keep him out of office. Can a talking cat find a missing dog? Will he even want to? Find out in the latest adventure of Pet Whisperer P.I.
It had been several years since his retriever had passed away in his sleep at the ... expecting to hear the click of the retriever's paws coming across the ...
Author: Amber Leigh Williams
What happened in Vegas…followed her home! Olivia Lewis is not the marrying type. So when a wild weekend in Vegas leaves her with a surprise husband, she's happy to sign anything to erase her mistake—even if that mistake is handsome, charming and comes with an English accent. Fortunately, her groom has other plans. Bestselling author Gerald Leighton knows he can make his new bride fall in love with him—he just needs time. In exchange for a quickie divorce, Olivia grudgingly gives him a few weeks to attempt to woo her. And whether Olivia likes it or not, Gerald plans on using every second to win her heart!