The following are links to excellent sites which contain training tips, articles,
                                   books, contacts  for local, national retriever clubs a pedigree generator and
                                    forums that provide interesting reading and/or personal training assistance.
 
  Madison Retriever Club
                 Taffey, Kooly, Daisy and Gunny's AKC hunt test and field trial club
 
  Gun Club Labradors (GCL)    noted for excellence in training field trial/hunt test Labs
                 with a specialty in pointing Labs with Julie Knutson as the author of a dynamic book
                 for "you and your dog from puppyhood to bird mastery" -"Training the Pointing
                 Labrador
" and this work is a must read for any retriever trainer

 
  HRC       Hunting Retriever Club ("Conceived by hunters, for hunters")
 
  AKC      American Kennel Club (hunt test & field trial info)
 
  Evan Graham (new link)   showcases Evan Graham's modern, sequential retriever
                 training program with instructional DVDs  "SmartWork for Retrievers"
 
 
B.G.'s Northern Flight   "web crawler" source of excellent training articles written by
                 Butch Goodwin (originally written for "The Retriever Journal")
 
OakHill Kennels  excellent source of articles including a solid force fetch (FF)
 
RTF - Retriever Training Forum  top quality, experienced dog training information
                 with an edge ("sifting" is required)
 
"The Refuge"  many forums for those looking for hunting (of all kinds), a wide variety
                 of special interest forums, dog training and much more (note: at times can be
                 very enlightening and "entertaining")
 
Dobbs Dogs  interesting training approaches including a favorite - "the place board"
 
OFA - Orthopedic Foundation for Animals  Provides radiographic evaluation,
                 database maintenance, and breeding advice to reduce the incidence of canine hip
                 dysplasia. Also, the foundation
supports the development of diagnostic criteria and
                 databases for a number of other genetic diseases including elbow.
 
CERF - Canine Eye Registration Foundation  Dedicated to the elimination of|     
                 heritable eye disease in purebred dogs through registration and research.|
 
Canine Inherited Disorder Database  providing information to owners and breeders,
                 and to facilitate the best management possible of these conditions by providing
                 current information to veterinarians
 

 

 
 
 
 
                                                             updated 01/12/15