This book, by Anthea Lawrence, "is a valuable training guide for all owners of any of the retriever breeds... Detailed photographs show each exercise and are accompanied by details of what may go wrong, how to recognise potential problems and how any difficulties may be rectified. Advice on choice and care of a puppy are also included and the book shows how early domestic training can prevent many behavioural issues. ...Reward based reinforcement with praise are the essential motivating factors." Of great use to the domestic pet owner as well as those "competing in field trials, qualifying show dogs or working on a shoot."