Chesapeake Bat Retriever. Owns 2 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. Another excellent product from Evan Graham!! Highly recommend!!!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2704 Reviewed: 2011-09-08
Customer Review #2439
By: Brad Stricklin
Lab. Owns 12 dogs. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. I like Evans material because it easy to follow and he explains the details that you miss in alot of others material
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2439 Reviewed: 2011-09-02
Customer Review #2378
By: Ryan Dalman From MI
lab. Hunts. Family pet. great set of videos and evan lays out the progression for your dog very well
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2378 Reviewed: 2011-09-02
"Very pleasant order"
By: Chris Latimer From VA
GSP. Hunts. Family pet. Very pleasant order- shipped quick and was in excellent condition just as described on the website. The DVD's are great! they take you step by step through training and they start with puppies that have no previous training so you get a feel for what actual training is like.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2367 Reviewed: 2011-09-02
Customer Review #6981
By: Roma Epp From NE
British Lab. I gave this as a gift to our son & family. They got a British Lab puppy for Christmas & my son requested your DVD for a gift. The plan is to train her for duck hunting. Sorry I am unable to tell you more than that.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 6981 Reviewed: 2014-01-02
"Another great product from Evan and GDS!"
By: Nicholas Floyd From WI
Chocolate Lab. Hunts. Family pet. Competes. I haven't gotten to the more advanced discs yet, but the puppy & obedience discs are very easy to follow and very inclusive. Another great product from Evan and GDS! Thanks!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 11840 Reviewed: 2014-06-28
"The DVD's are easy to understand"
By: Junior From Nebraska
Hunts. The DVD's are easy to understand with a lot of good info.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 16436 Reviewed: 2014-12-08
Customer Review #21358
By: Andy Prehn From IL
Lab. Hunts. Great videos and great service through gundogsupply.com
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21358 Reviewed: 2015-06-04
Customer Review #21357
By: Andy Prehn From IL
Hunts. Great videos and great service through gundogsupply.com
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21357 Reviewed: 2015-06-04
"I am following the program step by step and I see great results."
By: CLAY MCDEARMAN From TN
Lab. Hunts. Family pet. Good material. Basic obedience is not covered in great depth, but force fetch is clearly explained. I am following the program step by step and I see great results.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2398 Reviewed: 2011-09-02
Hunts. Great product. Easy to understand instructions.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 14545 Reviewed: 2014-10-15
Customer Review #21452
By: Tyler Korobka From ON
Hunts. Family pet. The only complaint I have is that it seems the material is all over the place and doesn't really seem to go from start to finish. Overall it's a great start. It has a lot of good tricks I didn't know, and so far seems to be working good. Thanks Gun Dog
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21452 Reviewed: 2015-06-08
Customer Review #2357
By: Bob Owens From NY
Labrador. Hunts. Competes. Your service was great, and I appreciate the e-mails even though I don't purchase as often as I would like.
The Evan Graham DVD if you've seen it looks like a 12 year old filmed it. I was disappointed in the quality of film and the lack of enthusiasm. I've watched several different dog training DVDs that are almost worn out because I liked watching them so much, but not this one.
Wish I had tried the Lardy DVD- live and learn. I'll keep in touch though, I'm working on a duck/ dog website I would appreciate your opinion on in the next month or two. Thanks have a good weekend
Product Rating: 3 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 2357 Reviewed: 2011-09-02
Graham: Smartwork Basics DVD Set
Rated 5 stars from 6 user ratings. 9/2/2011
Summary: Great set of videos and evan lays out the progression for your dog very well
Evan Graham's Smartwork Puppy Program is designed to properly see you and your pup through the critical first six months of life: marking, socializing, obedience and much more, including all the tips, techniques, and tricks of raising and conditioning your puppy to prepare him for his formal training.
Socialization and Beyond
General Field Protocols
Beware of Excesses
My Puppy Program
7-10 Weeks Old
10-12 Weeks Old
12-20 Weeks Old
20-24 Weeks Old
How To: Tasks & Skills
How it Works
E-collar Conditioning to "Here"
Smartwork Obedience is a hands-on guide to formalizing obedience commands for working retrievers. It features step-by-step instruction with detailed video illustration of forcing techniques. It also covers fundamental obedience commands, including e-collar conditioning to here, de-bolt, heel, sit, kennel, etc.
Session 1 Begins
Ending the Session
"Heel" & "Sit"
Commands working Together
Work Smart Finale
Smartwork Basic Handling:
Step-by-step instructions and problem-solving for all basic handling drills. This course includes troubleshooting for problems common to dogs going through T work, all in complete detail.
E-Collar Conditioning to "Sit"
Transition to Mini-T
Follow up to Mini-T
Forcing on Casts
Words of Caution
En route Force
Identify and Force on Casts
Beginning the Running of the Single-T
"Here" as a Cast
The Power of Double-T
Smartwork Water Force & Swim-by:
Water Force is the compulsion and influence that causes the dog to enter the water. Water Force is the final phase of force fetch. Evan treats water force as a component of force fetch because water force training comes closer to that description. No matter how much your dog appears to love water, unless retrieving in water becomes a structured function, a lot of things can happen that impede efficient retrieving. Water forcing clears the air about typical problems dogs usually tend to run into and provides a terrific co-benefit: They end up with an even better attitude about water than they began with!
Swim-By is the controlled return of your retriever in water, during which the handler requires the dog to take a "more-water" return to enforce
water/shoreline discipline. The dogs trained on this video are at the level of training where water force and swim-by would normally be taught.
Warm Up & Start Session
Follow Up & Review
More Than One Way!
Put it Together
How Do I Know When I'm Done?
Ready to Move on?
SmartFetch Chapters: (2 discs)
The entire Smartwork force fetching system from "Hold" through force to pile!
The SmartFetch DVDs are a complete video guide on how to correctly Force Fetch your hunting dog from start to finish. Force fetch is more than just one thing. It is a definable process with clear goals. But, within the process are several steps or phases.
Mouth habits include such important items as fetching on command, even when your dog may be distracted, moody or any number of things that might interfere with compliance. Sure, you may get away for years without having such problems, but being smart and being lucky is not the same thing. Force fetch gives you a tool to handle this when it comes up, plus some insurance that it is less likely to come up because of this training.
Disc 1 Chapters:
"Hold" using Paint Roller
Ear Pinch "Fetch"
E-Collar Condition to "Fetch"
"Fetch - No - Fetch"
Force to Pile
Finish forcing Process with Water Force (see WaterForce DVD)
However, to allow ease of learning and a fuller understanding of the material, we provide a growing collection of DVD modules of the system. Each DVD module offers the most detailed and graphically illustrated explanation of the steps of development for your retriever available anywhere! We include all the sequential steps and tips you'll need to do your own training with your dog and develop him or her to the highest level you desire.
In addition, in future DVD productions we will be presenting even more instruction beyond that which is contained in our books. Handling, marking, practical hunting applications, and competition-based instruction are all proposed for future productions.
The cost of each item has been kept at an affordable level to allow you to expand your library of information at your own pace while giving you the information you need to enjoy the pride of having done it yourself! This will continue to be our commitment to you.
NOTE: Because it is important to me that my system is presented as it is intended to be used, we shoot all our own video and do all our own editing and DVD production. No non-dog trainers participate in this process, and that has allowed each presentation to be geared toward the trainer exclusively. No aspect of our information has been watered down, modified, or omitted because of production concerns. Every effort has been made to assure that this program is enjoyable to watch while sparing no effort to provide extensively detailed instruction.
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