Retriever Training Forum A website offering a forum for retriever issues, event information, classified and much other useful information.
http://www.evan-graham.net/ Smartworks by Evan Graham. Comprehensive training program packed with great drills and training scenarios.
http://totalretriever.com/ Mike Lardy is arguably the best retriever trainer in recent times. The Total Retriever Training site offers all of his programs in books and on DVD’s along with other useful training information.
Sound Beginnings by Jackie Mertens….puppy retrieving for field work.
Could also be used with inexperienced older dogs.
Good demonstrations of drills, etc to introduce retrieving and build desire.
Training and Campaigning Retrievers, The Principles and Practice by Jack Gwaltney, Jr M.D....
.Now in it's third printing. It has interesting perspectives on retriever training from an amateurs point of view
and is a nice supplement to Mike's videos and manuals.
Total Retriever Training, 2nd Edition by Mike Lardy....Mike Lardy guides you through his comprehensive training
program that emphasizes teaching in a positive environment.
Training Retrievers Alone and 25 Essential Retriever Training Drills for Handling by Dennis Voight....
Dennis Voigt has trained multiple Field Champions and won 3 National Championships while training alone
the majority of the time.
Building A Retriever: Drills & More by Carol F. Cassity....A compilation of drills for the hunting retriever
These drills were chosen because of their direct relevance to the retriever HT program and the skills that are
required to be successful in that program.
These resources are just a few. There are many more to be found on the websites and links listed above.
Entry Express Entry Express Management Systems is the main website for entering Retriever Hunt Tests and Field Trials. It also has classifieds and seminar information.
http://billhillmann.net/ Bill Hillman is a well-respected and experienced retriever trainer. Author of The Art and Science of Raising a Puppy and Training a Retriever as well as many articles and DVD's.