Reviews - What do customers think about The Clicked Retriever?
Very thorough Jul 12, 2008
I love this book. It takes you step by step on how to teach even the most unretrieving dog to retrieve. It is slow going, but you can't possibly screw up if you follow all the steps. Our dog isn't quite there yet, but we have made wonderful progress
Especially if you want a dog to do a full formal retrieve, you need this book. It can save you a lot of problems in the long run if you do things slowly and don't skip steps. And to the reviewer who said this doesn't cover that many topics: well duh! This is called the Clicked Retriever, and it is about retrieving, not just clicker training!
Okay not great. Feb 21, 2007
The book was nice as a review but I was looking for a little more from the book. There are plenty of other books out there that do just as well at explaining the Clicker Method but cover a wider range of topics.
Awesome resource! Jan 5, 2007
This book is amazing and easy to follow! My lab goes nuts when I get out her dumbbell, she can't get it into her mouth fast enough! She does the retrieve happily and willing, and I didn't have to force any part of it. No ear pinch, no pain!
A superb, step-by-step pet trainer's manual Dec 5, 2005
Written by professional dog trainer Lana Mitchell, who has helped pioneer clicker training since the 1990s and achieved High In Trial awards in both obedience and herding, The Clicked Retriever is a straightforward guide to using the clicker in retrieval training, one of the more complex types of training a dog can undergo because of its many steps. Chapters discuss how to build trust with one's dog without using force, training basics, retrieval basics, how to impress and strengthen the chain of retrieval steps, turning, holding and carrying, the directed retrieve, scent articles, and much more. Though written especially for dog show and dog obedience handlers, The Clicked Retriever is also ideal for anyone interested in teaching a hunting dog useful behaviors, or even ordinary pet owners who want to instruct their dog to play "fetch" rather than "tug of war". The Clicked Retriever even demonstrates how to apply retrieving skills to such activities as Flyball and service dog training. A superb, step-by-step pet trainer's manual.