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Bob Farris' new book.

Postby Meridiandave » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:33 pm

Bob's book became available today. I will definately be buying it. I get to see a lot of Bob's dogs and have a lot of respect for what he does. Seems like the first versatile book ln awhile.

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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby orhunter » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:38 am

Got an e-mail from him this morning with the announcement. Tried ordering off Amazon right away but they said it was unavailable. Dunno what’s up? Should be a good read.
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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby SwitchGrassWPG » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:22 am

Harvey, It's available on Amazon. The first entry does say unavailable, but its from July 2017. Down the page a little is the one you can order.

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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby Meridiandave » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:31 pm

Harvey, just click on the link in my post. It is there.
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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby orhunter » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:33 pm

The wife unit said it’s been shipped. Thanks you guys.
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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby Kiger2 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:30 pm

It sounds like a good read, I think Ill get it.
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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby AverageGuy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:28 am

Mine arrived yesterday. Really enjoying it.
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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby SDGraham » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:05 pm

Got mine. I can hardly wait for the video.

That's a hint, Bob. :multi:
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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby Willie T » Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:28 pm

I got the email from Bob. I gotta get it ordered!
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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby Meridiandave » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:52 pm

Mine comes tuesday.
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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby orhunter » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:49 am

I finished the book a couple days ago while in N. C. Will comment sometime tomorrow. ZZzzzzzzzz for now....
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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby orhunter » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:55 pm

Steve: I suppose you remember the day Bob was up at your house giving a talk on dog training and claiming at the same time he never considered himself a trainer. Guess he's come a long way since that day. He sounded like one back then and the book sort of solidifies it. That was around 15 years ago, maybe more, lot of water and dogs under the bridge since then.

I personally liked the entire book. It was nice to read about the early years whether it involved dogs or not. Was aware of his involvement with Chessies and that was about it. His perspective on dog breeding is maybe unique, maybe not, depends on who you ask I suppose? It should be mandatory reading for anyone wanting to get into that activity. It would also be beneficial to someone just buying a hunting dog as a means to sort out the breeders who are completely invested in their program from those who are not. A lot of vital information for everyone. One section dealt with genetics which I found very informative although I didn't really understand it to the point someone would who'd studied it for a while. Probably need to reread that part a few times.

The training chapters are also unique because they focus on the Pudelpointer through the breed's idiosyncrasies. His methods apply to any of the versatile breeds and not exclusive to the PP. One shoe fits many feet. The neat thing is, the training is geared to how dogs think, not what the trainer thinks. Bob becomes the dog and explains everything from inside the dog's head. His intricate knowledge of the breed (all versatiles) allows him this advantage that other trainers may not possess. The books training focus is on the NAVHDA, NAT and Utility test so anyone wanting to give their dog the best opportunity at these venues, will find no better reference material. Not that it's important, I wish the book dealt with those of us who want to put our dogs through a season of hunting before testing. A dog that is trained by the birds it encounters over the winter months and not artificial means to pass the NA test. Maybe they are one in the same and it's my perspective that's off kilter? The parts on hunt training were pretty much how I did it with my own dog just using common sense, manipulating the dog's behavior in the presence of birds. The one roadblock that many will encounter is having the space to do the training. A person will need to be creative. Creativity applies to all dog training anyhow.

The one thing I couldn't necessarily agree with was when Bob teaches, whoa. He waits till six months, I start as soon as I get the pup home. I do it as a means to keep a pup safe from various things in a city environment. His perspective may be entirely different based on where he lives and nothing more.

When you read the chapter, Brian's Song, better do it in private.

Good work Bob. You did a mighty fine job.
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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby Meridiandave » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:27 pm

Finished the book the other day. It was a good read. I think Bob has on of the best understanding of dog genetics in the dog breeding workd. I loved the hint test prep.

It was a good read.
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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby Drahthaar1108 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:22 am

Enjoyed the book ,good read. Forrest
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Re: Bob Farris' new book.

Postby BFstl » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:26 pm

I just ordered the book, thanks for the recommendation!
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