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Smartwork -- Water Force & Swim-By DVD by Evan Graham

Learn the controlled return of your retriever in the water.

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Copyright 2006, approx. 39 minute runtime

Smartwork "Water Force & Swim-by" DVD by Evan Graham brings to life the information on Water Force and Swim-by offered in Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition.

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 enforcing water/shoreline discipline

The dogs have in-depth training where water force and swim-by would normally be taught.

These dogs do the same things, make the same types of mistakes and are given the same appropriate kind of instruction typical of dogs at this age and level of development.

These are not just someone's finished dogs going through basic level work and doing it perfectly. They will behave a great deal like your young dog is apt to behave when doing these skills early on in their training.

The first in a line of video modules, "Water Force and Swim-by" follows the Smartwork method faithfully and does not gloss over details or vital issues like pressure and simplification. It is not intended to replace the Smartwork text but rather to augment it to provide you with the best possible instruction on these two vitally important topics.

Because all the dogs in this video series will be of the age and developmental level appropriate for the skill set being taught, you will have the opportunity to learn appropriate ways to train your dog fairly and effectively -- step by step, the Smartwork way!

Chapters:
  1. Start
  2. Prerequesites
  3. Mentorship
  4. Warm Up & Start Session
  5. A Snag!
  6. Rope-a-dope!
  7. Follow Up & Review
  8. Pressure Commentary
  9. Swim-by
  10. Identifying Piles
  11. Treading Water
  12. More Than One Way!
  13. Put it Together
  14. Non-acceptance
  15. How Do I Know When I'm Done?
  16. Ready to Move on?
Smartwork is a system I developed over 30 years and is presented in a multimedia format to provide the premier learning tool for aspiring trainers. The three books, Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition; Smartwork Volume II: Secrets of the Pros; and SmartFetch constitute the full system.

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.

--Evan Graham

Country of Origin: Made in USA.


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