- Hardcover: 351 pages
- Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons (May 9, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399136207
- ISBN-13: 978-0399136207
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 42 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #416,724 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Training Your Retriever Hardcover – May 9, 1991
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That said, this book was written a long time ago and times have changed, so I want to make clear, without being insulting or judgmental, that this book is not suitable for everyone. If you think of your pets as your children, talk to them in baby talk, or chat with them continuously as though they are holding up their end of the conversation, you probably will not like this book.
There is no doubt that Mr. Free loves his dogs, but never for a moment does he lose sight of the fact that they are animals, not people, and they are bred and trained for a purpose. It is true that his methods of discipline might sound harsh today, but the book really isn't about beating a dog into submission. He does discuss corporal punishment, but the book and the training methods don't revolve around it. It is one tool for correcting improper behavior, and he discusses how it can be done without doing harm to a valuable animal.
There is a great deal more to this book than punishment. But if you think those passages might be more than you can bear, I suggest something by Bill Tarrant. Mr. Tarrant is much more modern in his approach and attitude and offers up insight and reasoning that is very creative and effective. Personally, I like reading both. If Free is coffee that's strong, hot, and black, Tarrant adds the cream and sugar.