Perfect Start / Perfect Finish is over six and a half hours of footage that comes in a part 1 - Perfect Start and a Part two - Perfect Finish.
It covers everything you need to do to finish a pointing dog, with one exception. The only thing it is missing the "trained retrieve."
PS/PF is great for beginners because it shows multiple dogs at the beginning of their training. You get to see them begin and see how they react to situations multiple times. You can watch the same dog get introduced to pigeons and see how he reacts. Then you get to see him the second time he sees a bird and the third.
It's a pretty neat idea. It's also very obvious that these dogs are not trained "movie stars." They make mistakes and have bad reactions to things the first time they see them. Just like you will with your dog.
It's our first recommendation in the line of pointing dog DVDs that we sell.
This is one of our bestselling birddog training video sets. "Perfect Start, Perfect Finish". It's 6 ½ hours of footage. It's a very expensive set, but you get a lot for the money.
My favorite thing about it is that unlike some of the 30 minute videos that we sell, this gives you a much more realistic idea of the time it takes to train a dog.
One of the things about this video is that they start with dogs and they work them through, and you get a chance to see a dog the first time he sees a pigeon, and you get to see his reaction. And they come back and they show him the second time and the third time.
And so you get a little more realistic take on what's going to happen when you train your dog.
When you look at the price tag on these, please understand that you are talking about 6 ½ hours of video. It covers a lot of things. You get to see a lot of dogs. And it's a very complete system.
I've been real pleased with them. It's one of our bestselling videos. With the exception of the trained retrieve, it covers pretty much everything you are going to need in getting a pointing dog going. And it takes them all the way through the process, and it shows a lot of dogs and gives you just a lot of information.
So if you are looking for a really complete set, this is a good way to go. "Perfect Start, Perfect Finish". We have satisfaction guaranteed on it. if you are not happy with it I want it back. It's one of my favorites and I think it's something that will help you get your dog to that point that you are trying to reach.
"They teach you what to do from having your puppy in the beginning all the way to the end."
By: Cody Sims From TX
English springer spaniel. Great DVD set, easy to understand for a beginner like myself. They teach you what to do from having your puppy in the beginning all the way to the end.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8869 Reviewed: 2014-03-07 Featured Review
"Very good information."
By: Diane Blackwood From MI
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. Very good information. Going to his Clinic is even better. The technical quality of the video could be better, but the information is excellent.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25157 Reviewed: 2015-11-30
"I am enjoying using the DVD as we learn together."
By: Kenneth Hall From TX
Hunts. Family pet. Very helpful. I have always bought a dog that has been fully trained. I am enjoying using the DVD as we learn together.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23042 Reviewed: 2015-08-22
"Easy to watch and are somewhat addictive because they address almost all questions you may have."
By: Adam Underwood From Canal Fulton Ohio
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. While I had some reservations about these videos, I took Steve's recommendation and purchased them. After the first 30 mins I can say my doubts were gone. This is a terrific series of DVD's. The methods used are straightforward and demonstrated in real time with dogs of many ages, temperaments and breeds. You get see how to respond to dogs in a calm and even manner when things don't go as you planned, which is lacking in other videos and hard to envision in many books. These DVD's, while 6 hrs in duration, are easy to watch and are somewhat addictive because they address almost all questions you may have while working with your dogs. Very informative! Thank you for the great recommendation.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23095 Reviewed: 2015-08-24
"Improved my pup's fetch a lot. That's worth the price in itself."
By: William Tober From TX
Hunts. Family pet. Pricey - but worth it! I've trained two GSPs prior to my current pup, but I'm still learning. Improved my pup's fetch a lot. That's worth the price in itself. Very good step by step instructions. Highly recommended!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23123 Reviewed: 2015-08-25
By: Jaime From NJ
Hunts. Family pet. Competes. Excellent videos. Great for helping to train your hunting companion, straight forward and very informative.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20329 Reviewed: 2015-04-20
"Very easy to follow training method."
By: LAURIE BLANKENSHIP From SC
Very easy to follow training method. Remi is just 8 weeks old, but have already watched 1st 1/2 of the Perfect Start. Will keep ya'll posted.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26395 Reviewed: 2016-01-11
"This series enhances all of this better than any other training program I have ever used. I am very grateful for it."
By: Scott Jenkins From NE
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. For us, this video series is the best that we have run across. The temperament displayed and the terminology used is excellent. By temperament, I mean that they enjoy working with the dogs and it truly comes off that way. They are relaxed, show patience, and yet display a loving firmness. My son is undertaking his first puppy. I wanted this to be the model for all of this dogs work. I have worked with GSPs, Brittanys, Lab, Vizslas, and now a Small Munsterlander. This series is by far the best approach for dogs who are to be companions and not hunt club kennel dogs. I feel that this approach insures within the dog a level of willingness to hunt for the hunter and enhances their desire to associate hunting with fun rather than a job. I have had dogs they were trained to be methodical robots who followed every command as trained. Very good dogs, but all personality was wiped away. In our circumstance we wanted a dog that trusted and loved us obediently while hunting efficiently. This series enhances all of this better than any other training program I have ever used. I am very grateful for it.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20051 Reviewed: 2015-04-09
"Easy to understand."
By: Summer Bond From NM
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Easy to understand. Teaches how to work with and make it fun.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 19254 Reviewed: 2015-03-09
"A good set for the DIY trainer."
By: Craig Rucker From TX
I thought it was a very good dvd set. The quality was outdated, but the lessons and techniques were clear and straight forward. A good set for the DIY trainer.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 26258 Reviewed: 2016-01-07
By: Kent Phillips From OK
Owns 3 dogs. Hunts. Very informative.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27541 Reviewed: 2016-02-26
"Very helpful videos."
By: AMBER DUFF From GA
English Setter /German Wirehaired Pointer. Owns 10 dogs. Very helpful videos. I recommend them for anyone looking for a positive reinforcement method of training their pointing dogs.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15425 Reviewed: 2014-11-11
By: Cesare Bonanni From AB
Owns 12 dogs. Hunts. Great disks. Very informative.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16188 Reviewed: 2014-12-02
"One training book I own says that some dogs are not trainable and these videos show that with patience and hard work all dogs are trainable."
By: Kevin Stirling From CO
Hunts. I have only viewed the perfect start since my pup is only 14 weeks old. However, I really like the tips and the fact that they work dogs that are not trained dogs yet. Some of the dogs in the video are very shy and they show you how to work them through their shyness. One training book I own says that some dogs are not trainable and these videos show that with patience and hard work all dogs are trainable.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 12913 Reviewed: 2014-08-17
"Best out there by far."
By: Jason Campbell From OK
Owns 6 dogs. Hunts. Competes. Simplest videos with the greatest results. I recommend these DVDs to beginner trainers and even trainers that have been doing it for years. Best out there by far.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28046 Reviewed: 2016-03-14
"So far I have learned a ton of things just from the first disc"
By: Charity Mayfield From UT
Hunts. I'm so glad I got this set. So far I have learned a ton of things just from the first disc that will help me. When I ordered the set it came quickly :)
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 10150 Reviewed: 2014-04-22
Customer Review #32287
By: Roger Kittok From NE
English setter. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. We are working on the perfect start. Things are going well. Looking forward to the perfect finish.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 32287 Reviewed: 2016-11-05
Customer Review #27640
By: Jeffrey B From UT
Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. So far the content of the DVD's has been good. I was introduced to bird dog training via the George Hickox method and still prefer some of his puppy introduction to birds and guns methods. However; the Hann's do a much better job at filling in a lot of the blanks and questions a new trainer will have. They seem to do a good job at giving a lot of information. My biggest issue with these DVD's, and the reason I gave them a good rating, is the overall video quality. These are fairly recently made videos within the last decade as they reference valid websites in them, but the video quality of these seems to be recorded on a 1980's circa VHS home camcorder. For the money I spent on these I really was hoping for some better video quality. Is that a deal breaker for me, and would I discourage someone from buying these because of that? NO - the info is good and useful. I am just a very visual learner as much as I am a listener and the video quality of these is very sub-par for the price I paid. Thankfully they are using external body attached microphones, the saving grace of these films, so you can clearly hear them explain what is going on and what you should be doing. Overall I am pleased with my purchase and that people have taken the time to put so much time and attention into a training DVD so that those of us who don't have the time, or can't afford the training boot camps, or professional trainers can still produce and have good hunting dogs.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 27640 Reviewed: 2016-02-29
Customer Review #28092
By: Don Fiedler From Il
Hunts. Family pet. Excellent information. Older footage but the content is still relevant. Not a series where you bring a puppy home for immediate training. Easy to follow and easy to use directions.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28092 Reviewed: 2016-03-15
Customer Review #25789
By: Derek A. From Ohio
Hunts. Family pet. These dvds are great for training a bird dog. They start with teaching commands and continue with how to introduce birds and keep it fun. I can't wait till my pup is a little older to get started.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 25789 Reviewed: 2015-12-23
Customer Review #21674
By: Jared Flores From TX
It is good and to the point. Could stand to be updated.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21674 Reviewed: 2015-06-18
"Snapped around training with live pigeons only."
By: Evan Doggett From NS
Owns 6 dogs. Low production (old recording) but great content. Snapped around training with live pigeons only.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 20117 Reviewed: 2015-04-11
Customer Review #18295
By: Timothy Holmes From NE
Competes. Excellent start to building the chain one link at a time!
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 18295 Reviewed: 2015-02-02
By: Paul Berdiner From PA
ES. Hunts. Great product. Slow shipping
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 17335 Reviewed: 2015-01-03
"So far I am pleased."
By: Reid Badeau From WI
Lewellen Setter. Hunts. I have not finished viewing the materials. So far I am pleased.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14155 Reviewed: 2014-09-30
"The video content is 100%."
By: Fred Hunkeler From ON
Hunts. Family pet. The video content is 100%. I have done a lot of reading, and watching the video shows that keeping things simple and using the dog's natural ability and instincts is the way to go. It gives a clearer picture than just books alone can do. As far as the video goes, an overdub on the sound to remove the wind noise would make it better. I'm not sure if the numbers showing the run time are from my DVD player, but I didn't seem to get rid of them. They sometimes interfered with some of the written pop up comments.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11436 Reviewed: 2014-06-09
Customer Review #15652
By: Aaron A From IL
GSP. Hunts. Family pet. Image quality is not good. Circa early 90's like.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 15652 Reviewed: 2014-11-17
Customer Review #28520
By: Jessica Rasmussen From UT
Hunts. It has good information but it's all recorded as a home video. Bad picture quality and looks like it was made back in the 80s. Wasn't impressed for how expensive it is, really needs to be updated.
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 28520 Reviewed: 2016-04-01
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Video of The Perfect Start / Perfect Finish 5-Disc DVD Set
Approx. 8 hour 55 minute total runtime
These videos feature Jon and Cindy Hann, owners and operators of one of the most successful pointing dog training facilities in the United States. They are trainers of numerous champions competing in all breeds and disciplines of the field trial world: Amateur, Open, Walking, and Horseback. Jon and Cindy are also trainers of countless hunting companions from all over America.
"Tired of whoa posts and barrels? Tired of videos showing already trained dogs in "mock" training situations? Tired of videos that only show the select best dogs? In this video, we don't pick 'em, we just train 'em!" -- Jon Hann
"The Perfect Start" video teaches with in-depth explanation and live training examples of all key points of starting your bird dog. Understand how your dog learns, teach here, heel and whoa, and evaluate your dog's natural abilities. Understand why your dog does the things he does and how this affects training. Use the introduction to birds, backing and guns. Learn how to enhance natural pointing instincts, and encourage the natural retrieving abilities in your dog. This video also shows the proper use of the electronic collar.
"The Perfect Finish" expands the basics you learned in "The Perfect Start" in an easy to understand and implement video. It is a common sense approach which works with soft dogs, tough dogs, and all those in between. It shows you how to implement the e-collar, and demonstrates, in detail, Jon and Cindy's humane training and finishing methods. We do not recommend using the "The Perfect Finish" without first completing The Perfect Start."
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