Transition Field Manual


Gamekeepers Retrievers Transition Field Training Manual, by Mitch White, picks up where the Basic manual leaves off.  It builds on your foundation training to enable your retriever to compete at higher level AKC/UKC Hunt Tests or to become a more polished hunting companion.

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The Transition Field Training Manual continues where the Basic manual ends.  The next step in Mitch White’s highly successful training program, the Transition manual will take your dog from a stylish working junior dog or family hunting companion to one that is capable of performing admirably at the Senior/Seasoned level.  The manual is filled with lining and marking drill diagrams for both land and water work.  By following the Gamekeepers program, your retriever will be doing multiples and running blinds.  Upon completion your retriever will be ready to move on to the next level, Advanced.


  • Introduction
  • Understanding Transition
  • Review of the Basics
  • Line Manners
  • Steadying and Honors
  • Lining
  • Handling
  • Blinds
  • Transition Marking
  • Transition Water
  • Test Preparation
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • Recommended Readings

176 pages, soft cover, spiral bound

About the Author:

Mitch has been training retrievers for field work since 1988. A true student of the game, Mitch has developed a program that goes outside the box to enable all breeds of retrievers to succeed at the highest level. Knowing that every dog is an individual, and that fairness must be at the forefront of all training, Mitch creates a skill set in his dogs that allows them to make decisions; correcting poor decisions and praising good decisions. Mitch has rehabilitated many dogs that have been washed out by other trainers, teaching them to confidently go further in training. Since 2004, Mitch’s clients and students have earned countless field titles, at all levels, including several Master National Qualifiers and Finalists as well as dogs with field trial placements. The author of Basics and Transition Manuals, he is expecting his Advanced and Drills Manuals to be released in 2020. Mitch is also a highly sought-after AKC Master judge.


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