Retrieving for All Occasions: Foundations for Excellence in Gun Dog Tr - Karen Pryor Clicker Training
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Retrieving for All Occasions: Foundations for Excellence in Gun Dog Training

 by Elsa Blomster and Lena Gunnarsson

Do you have a gun dog? Do you want to have a great time working with your dog, and perhaps even enter a field trial? Do you want to find a training method where your dog has just as much fun as you do? Do you want to learn how to combine clicker training and field-trial training? If so, this is the book for you!

Retrieving for All Occasions is an accessible and inspiring book about how to use the clicker training philosophy in gun dog training. The book describes an approach to gun dog training that will challenge you to try something new—if you have the desire and will. The book includes more than 100 exercises to use training a talented spaniel or retriever. While the exercises are for introductory field-trial classes for spaniels and retrievers, this book is also useful for people who want to train pointers or setters for gun dog work.


  • More than 100 exercises
  • 256 pages, with many photos and clarifying illustrations
  • Distinct pedagogical explanations and lists of sub-goals to make your training easier

About the authors:

Elsa Blomster and Lena Gunnarsson are dog-training instructors in Gothenburg, Sweden, who base all of their training on the clicker training philosophy. They train and compete with their spaniels and retrievers in obedience, agility, rally obedience, tracking, and field trials.