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What is the TRT Program

Mike Lardy's Total Retriever program is a proven comprehensive system for training your retriever from early puppy work through advanced training for hunt tests, field trials, or hunting.

The Total Retriever program emphasizes a step by step method for teaching your dog to handle while also progressing on marking. If your goal is a competent and obedient companion in the field, the approaches and methods of this program are effective and surprisingly quick. Most of the Total Retriever products are designed with the expectation that many of you will want to teach your dog to handle and complete retrieves in which the bird was not seen. Such skills are within reach of almost all field bred retrievers. For those that want to pursue the highest level of advanced training for field trials and hunt tests you will find extensive information for training your dog to be the best that he can be.