Water Work, Water Play

by Judi Adler

Water Work, Water Play is a comprehensive training guide for the WD and WRD divisions, and this greatly-expanded edition includes the new WRDX division. Hundreds of photos and sketches will help you with every step of the training. The training methods are clear and fun for handler and dog, and the problem-solving sections are invaluable.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
And So It Begins: The History of the NCA Water Test 2
A Dog Trainerís Dozen: Thoughts on Training 10
Control: How To Get It, How To Keep It 20
Equipment 23
Puppy Training 34
Junior Division:  

Exercise Synopsis

48

Controlled Walking

49

Recall

64

Down-Stay

72

Introducing the Adult Newf to Water

80

Single Retrieve

84

Drop Retrieve

98

Take a Line

110

Tow a Boat

110

Swim with Handler

135
Senior Division:  

Exercise Synopsis

147

Double Retrieve

148

Retrieve off a Boat

158

Life Ring

174

Underwater Retrieve

186

Take a Line/Tow a Boat

199

Rescue

212
WRDX Division:  

Exercise Synopsis

221

Training Tips

222

Abandoned Boat

231

Multiple Person Rescue

239

Unconscious Victim

264

Capsized Raft

275

Line Delivery

288

Victims Behind the Boat

299
Glossary 310
Appendix: PVC Dummy 314
Time Limits and Distances 316
Source Guide 317
Photographs 318
Diagram Index 325
Index 326
About the Author 340

 

Fourth Edition, 2009. Softcover, 340 pages.

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