Retriever Training Resources and Links

Local Training Resources
Training Contact Information
Rosen Kennels Wasilla, Alaska Tom Rosen (907) 373-5614
Wetland Retrievers Palmer, Alaska Baron Rea (907) 357-LABS
 
Online Forums
MSGDA Online Forum – Midnight Sun Gun Dog Association Online Forum
Alaska Outdoors Directory™ Forums – Listing of Alaska Outdoor Forums
Alaska Outdoor Gundog Training Forum – Alaska Outdoor Directory Forum
NAHRA News Forum – North American Hunting Retriever Association Forums
Retriever Training.net – The Retriever Training Forum (RTF)
 
Online Articles & Resources
10 Pitfalls in Retriever Training
Air Travel with your Retriever – What to know before you get to the airport
Dobbs Training Center
Dustin Retrievers
Ducks Unlimited – Retriever Training Articles
DU Pre-Season Retriever Training Tips – Summer Workout Program
Gun Dog Magazine – Training
Mike Lardy’s Training Tips
Oak Hill Kennel – Training Articles
Retrievers Online – Magazine for Field Trial and Hunting Retriever
 
Training Books
Many of these materials are available free to MSGDA members through our club library.The following references materials are available at Sportman’s Warehouse (Anchorage), Boondocks Sporting Goods (Eagle River), Mountain View Sports (Anchorage) or from other quality bookstores, retriever supply vendors or online (new and/or used) though Cabela’s or Amazon.com.
Book Title
Author
Art of Raising a Puppy Monks of New Skete
Basic Reference Guide to Retriever Training Dean Grand
Charles Morgan on Retrievers Ann Fowler
Field Guide: Dog First Aid Emergency Care for the Hunting, Working, and Outdoor Dog. Randy Acker, D.V.M. & Jim Fergus
Finished Dog Charlie Jurney
Game Dog Richard A. Wolters and Dave Meisner
Gun Dog Richard A. Wolters and John W. Randolph
How to be your Dog’s Best Friend:  The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners Monks of New Skete
How to Help Gun Dogs Train Themselves: Taking Advantage of Early Conditional Learning Joan Bailey
Hunting Retriever Bill Tarrant
Koehler Method of Dog Training William R. Koehler
Koehler Method of Open Obedience for Ring, Home and Field William R. Koehler
Problem Gun Dogs Bill Tarrant
Retriever Puppy Training: The Right Start for Hunting Clarice Rutherford & Cherylon Loveland
Retriever Training for Duck Hunters Robert Miners
Retriever Training Test Jim Spencer
Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer Adam G. Katz
Smart Fetch Evan Graham
Smartwork for Retrievers: Volume I Evan Graham
Smartwork Secrets of the Pros: Volume II Evan Graham
The 10-Minute Retriever John & Amy Dahl
Training Retrievers for Marsh & Meadows Jim Spencer
Training Retrievers to Handle D.L. Walters & Ann Walters
Training the Hunting Retriever Jerome B. Robinson
Training Your Retrievers James Lamb Free
Tri-Tronics Retriever Training Jim Dobbs & Phyllis Dobbs
Ultimate Guide to Bird Dog Training: A Realistic Approach to Training Close Working Gun Dog for Tight Cover Jerome B. Robinson
Water Dog: Revolutionary Rapid Training Method Richard A. Wolters and Art Smith
Working Retrievers Tom Quinn
 
Training Publications
Publication Title Publisher
Retriever Journal Wildwood Press
 
Training DVD & Videos
Many of these materials are available free to MSGDA members through our club library.
Title Presenter
Art & Science of Handling Dave Rorem
Autumn Run Retrievers – Transition Stage: Handling Andy Attar
Command Performance David Dikeman
E-collar Conditioning Mike Lardy
Game Dog Richard Wolters & Charles Jurney
Gun Dog Richard Wolters
Retriever Fever – Gun Dog Shawn Dustin
Retriever Fever – Puppy Shawn Dustin
Retriever Training – Problems & Solutions Danny Famer & Judy Aycock
Retriever Training Seminar (Disc 1-4) Rex Carr & Dave Rorem
SmartFetch – Force Fetching for Retrievers (Disc 1) Evan Graham
SmartFetch – Force Fetching for Retrievers (Disc 2) Evan Graham
Smartwork – Basic Handling Evan Graham
Smartwork – Obedience Evan Graham
Smartwork – Puppy Program Evan Graham
Smartwork – Water Force & Swim-by Evan Graham
Sound Beginnings Retriever Training Jackie Mertens
Total Retriever Marking (Disc 1) – Puppy through Basics Mike Lardy
Total Retriever Marking (Disc 2) – Transition Mike Lardy
Total Retriever Marking (Disc 3) – Advanced Part A Mike Lardy
Total Retriever Marking (Disc 4) – Advanced Part B Mike Lardy
Total Retriever Training (Disc 1) – Basics #1 Mike Lardy
Total Retriever Training (Disc 2) – Basics #2 Mike Lardy
Total Retriever Training (Disc 3) – Transition Mike Lardy
Total Retriever Training (Disc 4) – Advanced Mike Lardy
Training a Retriever Puppy Bill Hillmann
Training Retrievers Alone Dennis Voigt
Training with Mike Lardy – Volume I Mike Lardy
Training with Mike Lardy – Volume II Mike Lardy
Tri-Tronics Video Series Part I – “Hold” Training Jim Dobbs & Phyllis Dobbs
Tri-Tronics Video Series Part II – “Fetch” Training Jim Dobbs & Phyllis Dobbs
Total E-Collar Conditioning Mike Lardy
Water Dog Richard Wolters
 
Hunter Education and Training
ADF&G Basic Hunter Education
ADF&G Outdoor Woman Series
Alaska Hunter Clinics
Alaska Hunting Information
Anchorage Shooting Range
Fairbanks Shooting Range
Juneau Shooting Range