h2ofwlr wrote:Yup Wolters is good common sense approach to training.
Couldn't agree more! You always see people dismiss Water Dog, saying that it is 'outdated'. What they really mean to say is that it doesn't include the Force Fetch and use of an e-collar. I had decided early on that I would use those two tools and kept that in the back of my mind when following along. The Water Dog DVD/Video does cover Force Fetch, but the book does not.
Still, Wolter's approach of starting training the first day home from their momma is the way to go. I don't think there is a sounder method with which to produce a started dog. There are plenty of equals, but none any better. For advanced training and training specifically geared towards hunt tests and trials, there are better guides. All I want is a hunting machine, and Wolters' Water Dog has produced.
"I'll start spending less time with my dog and more with my wife when she starts fetching ducks for me"