Dakota Creek wrote:Take a look at the Fowl Dawg series (there are 4 DVD's) to the series so you could pick up the DVD's as needed in your training depending upon how in depth you want to go in your training. Rick works slowly through the training so you will get the visuals you are looking for.
Fowl Dawgs 1 covers basic training - introduction to land and water marks, obedience, hold, force fetch, collar conditioning, steadying your dog and quartering.
Fowl Dawgs 2 covers advanced basics - force to pile, indirect pressure, whistle sit, mini T, double T, swim-by and remote swim-by.
Another possible training DVD is Chris Akin's. I have not seen this, but many mention it so maybe someone else will chime in here.
The Fowl Dog individual DVD's are not too $$$$ .... But if you are concerned on cost, again I would suggest you take a look at the Classified Section on Retriever Training Forum (RTF) as there is always someone looking to sell their lightly used training DVD's.
Would also suggest locating a retriever club that you can go out and train with as club members will happily work with a new member and their pup and all that will cost is throwing a few birds at the club's training day!
YJSONLY wrote:I think I am going to pick up the Fowl did series. And give that a try.
Rick Hall wrote:Then go find a trainer you can throw birds and shovel crap for in return for hands on opportunity.
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