Training Retrievers: The Cotton Pershall Method
Foreword by Michael McIntosh
In 1990, Cotton Pershall and Bobby George combined their expertise to bring this book to life, one that was 50 years in the making. In the opinion of many, nobody was more influential or had a greater impact on retrievers -- their training, handling, and breeding -- than Cotton Pershall. This book was a "command performance," because thousands of dog owners and trainers requested that Pershall’s methods be set down for generations to follow. Through the eyes and words of professional Bobby George, that’s exactly what happened. The book includes complete techniques and training guidelines for lining, marking, obedience training, play training, handling doubles and triples easily, land and water retrieving, the forced retrieve, techniques to make your dog a more effective waterfowl retriever, and starting puppies through finishing a dog -- as well as 50 years of reminiscences about dogs, trainers, waterfowl hunts, and field trials.
"I could spin out a catalog of accomplishments from now ’til duck season, but I can just as easily boil it all down to one word: Legend." --from the foreword by Michael McIntosh