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Total Recall

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction Part 1 Preparation 1 A New Beginning 2 How Dogs Learn 3 Punishment and Reward 4 Practical Training with Rewards 5 All About Proofing 6 Beyond Training 7 Your Dog 8 Are You Ready? Part 2 Training the Recall 9 Puppy Recall 10 Pre-recall for Older Dogs 11 Basic Recall 12 Proofing with People 13 Proofing with Dogs 14 On Location 15 Putting it all Together 16 Recall for Life Part 3 Problem Solving 17 Where Did I go Wrong? 18 Out of Control? 19 The Absconder 20 The About Turn Walk 21 The Artful Dodger 22 Using a Training Lead 23 Getting Active with Your Dog 24 The Finish Useful Resources Index

About the Author

Pippa Mattinson is the founder of the UK's national gundog graded training scheme, and a director of the Gundog Trust. She has a degree in zoology and a special interest in canine behavior. Pippa has over 30 years' experience training dogs and is the author of the Gundog Club's popular graded training books.


'I've no hesitation in recommending Total Recall to anyone setting out on training a puppy for the first time, or even the tenth time. It is a book that is likely both to change attitudes and lead to more sympathetic training, which is no bad thing.' Shooting Times; 'This book explains everything you need to know about the recall, from how and when to effectively reward your dog, to keeping yourself motivated to keep up the training, as well as a series of progressive exercises. Checklists are included at the end of each stage to help you assess whether you are ready to move on to the next. There are troubleshooting sections covering problems such as your dog returning to you but not coming close enough to be caught, and how to detect early warning signings that all is not well with your recall.' Rating 10/10 Your Dog; 'This is a detailed reference and guide to canine behaviour and dog training... with the inclusion of a helpful problem-solving section, nothing is left to chance.' Fieldsports; 'The book's strength lies in clear, engaging writing and, in particular, in its structured exercises designed to build a recall from scratch'. Dogs Today

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