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Retriever Hunt Tests: A Handler's Guide to Success

For those people who are just starting out in the fields with their retrievers, this book offers excellent advice when they enter the world of Retriever Hunt Tests. For others who may have experience in hunt tests, but would like to pick up some pointers on how they may do it better, this is also the book to read.

James Spencer brings his many years of experience, not only as a participant, but also as a judge, to answer any questions someone may have in regards to retriever hunt tests. The first section of the book covers the history and statistics of the sport, which began in the early 1980s. In the second section, the reader will find sound advice on how to handle the dog in each test. From general handling and preparations to handling for blind retrieves, marking and other tests, everything you need to know is covered in this section. After all this time spent with your dog and fellow participants, you may feel the urge to hold a retriever hunt test or become a judge. This Spencer covers in the third section.

With wit and some interesting stories spread throughout, Spencer guides the beginner through the fascinating world of retriever hunts tests. Experienced handlers will find practical advice that they can put to use immediately to make a better run. So for both those who are just entering the fine sport of retriever hunt tests, and for those with more miles on their dogs, this book is a welcome addition to the bookshelf.

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