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Duck Dog Basics II -- Basic Handling DVD with Chris Akin

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Copyright 2012, approx. 2 hour 50 minute runtime

More from this series: Duck Dog Basics DVD with Chris Akin; Duck Dog Basics 3 -- Advanced Handling DVD with Chris Akin; Avery Duck Dog Basics 3-disc DVD Set featuring Chris Akin

A retriever that sits steady and confidently retrieves birds is truly an incredible tool for the hunter. But, it's still only a small part of what these amazing animals can accomplish. It's time to start heading towards the development of the finished retriever. All dogs can learn to handle -- that's right, young or old, 100 percent of retrievers that have a desire to retrieve can become good handling hunting partners.

Train your dog to handle with one of the greatest retriever trainers of our generation, Chris Akin. He's the first handler to ever win two SRS Crown Championships, and his amazing run of AKC Master Hunters and HRC Grand Champions may never be equalled.

Within Duck Dog Basics 2, Chris takes you through proper e-collar usage while teaching the drills and aspects of basic handling, water honesty and how to positively take your retriever through to the next level. Now, the groundwork has been completed, grab your whistle, a bag of bumpers and let's get to work.


  1. Preparation for the Advanced Duck Dog
    1. Terms of the Game
    2. Akins Answers -- Tools Needed
    3. Fun Drills
    4. Training grounds
    5. Akins Answers -- 3-Handed Cast
    6. Intro to Back Cast and Over Cast
  2. Building and Developing the Land T
    1. Preparation for the Land-T
      1. E-collar Prep
      2. Force to a Pile & Center Line
    2. Stop en Route
    3. Mini T
    4. Akins Answers -- Land T
    5. Land T
  3. Building and Developing the Water T
    1. Akins Answers -- What is "De-Cheat"?
    2. "De-Cheat" -- Phase One of "De-Cheat"
      1. Akins Answers -- Phase Two of "De-Cheat"
      2. Phase Two of "De-Cheat"
    3. Water Force
    4. Water T
    5. Akins Answers -- 5-Point Drill
    6. In Close

  4. About Chris Akin

    Chris Akin is a duck hunter. His entire career has been built on a love for duck hunting. It wasn't long after high school that Chris figured a way to make a living as close to duck hunting as possible. It was dogs. He began to understand that he had a natural talent to train retrievers, and with time, he developed into one of the very best of our time.

    Chris' training style is what many might call unconventional. Unlike just about every other great, Chris' training doesn't fall into a "Rex Carr or Farmer/Aycock" theory. It's all based on a huge number of retrievers trained. It's a safe argument to say that at 41 years old, Chris may have trained more retrievers than anyone in history. With right under 4,000 retrievers going through Webb Footed Kennels over the past 20-plus years, there are very few that can claim to see and actually handle anywhere close to as many retrievers as Chris has. Chris' style is based on a retriever's strengths as his style uses a less-pressure approach. You'll find that Chris uses more "attaboys" and "attagirls" than almost any trainer in the business.

    Chris, his wife Janet and children Kristen and Clay live about 100 yards west of Webb Footed Kennels in the northeastern tip of Arkansas in Bono. He's well known for training all seven days of every week, so don't be afraid to stop by and ask questions anytime.

    Akin: Duck Dog Basics 2

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    Transcript from Steve's Video:

    Today we're looking at "Duck Dog Basics" by Chris Akin. "Duck Dog Basics" is a basic training DVD. It's going to cover everything from starting your puppy and how to pick him out, doing all your basic puppy work, up to your single retrieves and your double retrieves. It is a complete training video for the majority of the duck dogs out there.

    After you get through with "Duck Dog Basics" and you are ready to take your dog to the next level, then "Duck Dog Basics 2" covers your handling. It's mainly your T Drills and how to get your dog comfortable with hand signals and how to have more control with him over in the field.

    Akin is a big-time hunter and does wonderful work with dogs. It's just a great set of DVDs. If you are looking for a way to train your duck dog this is a great way to go.

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    Customer Reviews

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    100% Recommend this product (9 of 9 responses)
    By Mark B.
    Great training guide
    April 14, 2022
    After basic gundog 1 video this second video helped take my pup to the next level ! Can’t wait to finish and move on to the 3rd video. Best part is I have been able to find all the training equipment in the videos at gundog supply. The prices are low and my items arrive earlier than what they say so it’s a nice surprise.
    • Easy to follow along and get yourself dog through step by step
    • Only con I have is I wished I would have bought the whole set from the beginning
    By Donna E.
    Review for Duck Dog Basics II -- Basic Handling DVD with Chris Akin
    March 22, 2015
    My first time to teach casting to my dogs. Chris Akin shows you the Pros secrets. Awesome DVD! Easy to understand!
    By Bill V.
    Review for Duck Dog Basics II -- Basic Handling DVD with Chris Akin
    November 30, 2014
    Chris Akin lays the video out like NO other video I've used before ,He explains it all very well and I can't wait to get to the field and pond and have my hunting buddy's see my dog work!!!!!!!!
    By Allen G.
    Review for Duck Dog Basics II -- Basic Handling DVD with Chris Akin
    August 21, 2014
    Easy to understand and to the point. Works with dogs that are actually in training. Great!
    By Jason S.
    Review for Duck Dog Basics II -- Basic Handling DVD with Chris Akin
    May 10, 2014
    Chris's program is very easy to understand and follow. I recommend both videos to anyone working with retrievers.
    By Harley M.
    Review for Duck Dog Basics II -- Basic Handling DVD with Chris Akin
    May 1, 2014
    This DVD came highly recommended by Ret. club members. The real time training of young dogs is helpful. Like the simple drills that work with my dog. Will be looking forward to the next DVD that goes to the next level.
    By Jared S.
    Review for Duck Dog Basics II -- Basic Handling DVD with Chris Akin
    March 15, 2014
    The best DVD I have used.
    By Brent B.
    Review for Duck Dog Basics II -- Basic Handling DVD with Chris Akin
    January 27, 2014
    I can only compare this to fowl dogs and only in theory, but Chris seems to make things easy to understand, and I like how he treats his animals. If a dog fails, he always stresses that its his fault not the dogs and how to correct it. Just wish he had more problems and corrections demonstrated.
    By Jay M.
    Review for Duck Dog Basics II -- Basic Handling DVD with Chris Akin
    October 23, 2013
    I have over 40 years worth of books and tapes for training your retriever. His two CD's are the best. They gave me more confidence training my dog. De-cheating was the unbelievably easy and successful.

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