The Conditioned Retrieve, Part 1: Focusing the Retrieving Instinct helps the do-it-yourself gun dog owner convert a dog's playful puppy retrieves into adult action that you control.
The Conditioned Retrieve, Part 1: Focusing the Retrieving Instinct helps the do-it-yourself gun dog owner convert a dog's playful puppy retrieves into adult action that you control. This transition, the cornerstone of any solid training program, fortifies the dog's understanding of its duties in the field. It's also the most difficult phase of training your dog will ever encounter. Professional gun dog trainer Dan Hosford simplifies the process, breaking it into convenient, easy-to-follow increments. In this nearly 3-hour training video using dogs that are going through the program for the first time, he teaches you how to load your dog onto a standing table, how to properly use an electronic training collar, and how to earn your dog's respect and obedience to the verbal commands: fetch, hold, drop and back. Most of these approximately 20-minute exercises take place indoors, thus laying the foundation for Part 2 of The Conditioned Retrieve: Sharpening Your Dog's Focus. The video also contains special features to make some aspects of the process clearer. For example, whenever Dan engages electrical stimulation, an icon illuminates on the screen. The video also uses slow-motion, instant replay for complex sequences. Expect the training to take a minimum of 2 to 3 weeks to master.
Please note: You should only begin this phase of training once your dog has successfully completed obedience training, has been introduced to marking, and is not afraid of a gun.
Manufacturer: Dan Hosford Signature Training Products