I have several videos on retriever training and this has been by far the set I have been refering to most. It takes you from beginning to a retriever capable of SH test and possibly some MH. The methods are very detailed and Rick presents methods for dealing with problems that may pop up along the way. He stresses methods that maintains a dogs momentum and happiness. One of my frustrations in the past with other videos and books is that they all seem to leave some part of a total program out. This set will get you the whole way from A-Z with a dog you can be proud of. I would not recommend it for someone just wanting a good ol hunting dog only, but if you have a little more than that planned for your dog then I would highly recommend it. The only reason I didnt give it five stars was the production level and video quality is less than I have seen in some of the others.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 111 Reviewed: 2009-11-05
"Having only seen Vol 1 and 2, it's what I expected so far!"
Great DVD set! What I like the most is Rick shows the progression of the dogs through the drills. Rick does not perform the drills with a finished retriever. This DVD set also gives you the information to train your dog for field trials at a competitive level. Well done Rick!
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17193 Reviewed: 2014-12-31
Recommended by a local pro and have gone through volume 1. It's seems to be a straight forward approach showing real life dogs being trained. Not fancy, but covers the topic well. I look forward to watching the whole series and applying the methods on my 4 month old pup.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27505 Reviewed: 2016-02-25
Stawski's Fowl Dawgs came recommended to me by several people, and I'm glad I bought it. I've been following it to train my first bird dog, who is a pointing lab. Aside from the fact that it was filmed sort of poorly, it has great content and Stawski lays it out really well. I think he failed to properly explain how to transition whistle sit into stopping on a whistle while the dog is running to pile, which caused me to go elsewhere for advice. But other than that it's been great. Can't really beat the price.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28269 Reviewed: 2016-03-21
Fowl Dawgs vol. 1, 2, 3, & 4 DVD Set with Rick Stawski
Get ALL 4 of Rick Stawski's Fowl Dogs DVDs in one bundle!
In Volume One:
Join successful field trial pro and avid hunter Rick Stawski as he takes you through nearly 2 hours of young dog training. You will witness actual dog training as Rick guides you through a comprehensive young dog training program. This step by step process highlights common training problems by using real dog training scenes and provides a practical, simple and effective program to train your dog.
Rick began his professional dog training career in 1990 with Wayne Curtis of Fox Hollow Kennels. In 1992 he established Fine Line Retrievers, a state of the art dog training facility located in Milaca, Minnesota. Years of working as a professional trainer allowed Rick to develop an extremely efficient and effective training program. Along with producing some of the finest hunting companions, these proven training techniques have helped Fine Line Retrievers train 70+ Qualified All Age Dogs, and numerous FC, AFC, CFC and Master National Qualifiers to date.
Utilizing actual dog training segments, this clear and easy to understand format will show you the proper foundation giving you the confidence to train an enthusiastic and stylish retriever.
Importance of Socializing
Introduction to Land and Water Marks
Hold Made Easy
Mastering Force Fetch
Complete Collar Conditioning
Steadying Your Pup
Quartering for Upland Game
In Volume Two:
Join successful field trial pro and avid hunter, Rick Stawski, in the second video of the highly acclaimed Fowl Dawgs video series. Utilizing actual dog training segments, Rick will show you the proper way to teach Force to Pile, Whistle Sit, Mini-T, Double T, and Swim By. This step by step process will show you the correct way to train your dog and install all the necessary fundamentals of a Complete Collar Program. Using drills and techniques that have been perfected over years of professional training experience you will continue your dog's Advanced Basics Training.
Force to Pile
Remote Swim By
In Volume Three:
Utilizing actual dog training sequences, Rick will guide you and your dog through the transition phase of training in Fowl Dawgs Volume 3. This extremely efficient and effective training program will give you and your dog the tools necessary to advance your dog's training with the ultimate goal of having a handling, steady, and reliable retriever. Used in conjunction with the Fowl Dawgs video series or as a standalone training aid, Fowl Dogs 3 will be a valuable addition to your dog training video library. Whether your goals are field trials, hunt tests, or a top-flight hunting dog, this step-by-step process will provide you with the information and techniques necessary to train an enthusiastic and stylish retriever.
Remote Blind Drills
3 Legged Cold Blinds
In Line Marking Drill
Tune Up Drills
Walk Around Blinds
Cheating Singles as Blinds
Advanced Cheating Singles
Cold Water Blinds
In Volume Four:
Join top field trial pro and avid hunter Rick Stawski in the fourth video of the highly acclaimed Fowl Dawgs video series. Utilizing actual dog training segments Rick will show you some of his favorite marking and blind drills. Included in the video is a problem solving segment that deals with two very common training problems: loopy sits and line manner problems. Using drills and techniques that have been perfected over years of professional training experience, Rick will show you how he corrects these common problems. Used in conjunction with the Fowl Dawgs video series or as a standalone training aid, Fowl Dawgs 4 will be a valuable addition to your Dog Training video library. Whether your dog is a Field trial Dog, Hunt Test Dog or a Top-Flite Hunting Dog these drills will provide you with the information necessary to train an enthusiastic and stylish retriever.
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