- Training Your Retriever,
by James Lamb Free. This book is a classic and has
sections on Chesapeakes, Labradors, and Goldens.
- The Working Retrievers,
by Tom Quinn, et. al. This is my all-time favorite
and covers every aspect of training dogs for hunting and
field trials from the beginning to the most advanced levels.
- Training Retrievers To
Handle, by D.L. and Ann Walters. This book
is an excellent source of information for the more advanced
training in handling required by retrievers to compete
successfully in field trials and hunt tests.
- The Retriever Game,
by Boyd Gibbons. This is a fun book to read for those
interested in the life of field trialers and their dogs
competing in the national field trial circuit. It
profiles some of the well-known professional field trial