brsutton86 wrote:Duck dog basics program is pretty good. He does a good job explaining. Goes through Force Fetch and collar conditioning. Pretty much a meat dog program, then part 2 goes into handling.
omaha wrote:Save your money and buy water dog. It will give you all you need for 25 bucks instead of 160
Jarbo03 wrote:To me the only difference between a meat dog and FT dog is, a meat dog you teach to do things, a FT dog you teach til they can't get it wrong plus extended ranges.
Dakota Creek wrote:Basics are basics .... Doesn't matter if you are planning to run FT's, HT's or have a hunting companion.
IMO the difference between FT dogs and weekend warrior dogs isn't in the early stages, but is in how far you want to go into the more advanced stuff.
CatSquirrel wrote:As far as Water Dog, that "program" was first published in 1962 (or 1964). Why is still gets recommended is beyond me....
CatSquirrel wrote:Oh, trust me Rick...I know WaterDog well...
It's certainly "vintage"
I mean visual / hands. Reading in a book will not work.YJSONLY wrote:I am a hands on kinda of learner. Reading just want cut it. I am going to try and make this pup a good one or best that I can so we will see.
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