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Duck Dog Basics Series DVD -- Back

Disc 1 Chapters:

Chapter One: Socialization, Laying the Foundation
  • Picking a Puppy & Pedigree
  • Akin's Answers - What to do with my puppy?
  • Fun Bumpers - "Hup Hups", retrieves on land
  • Akin's Answers - What do I do with my puppy when I come home?
  • Introduction to Water
  • Introduction to Covers & Decoys
  • Introduction to Birds
  • Akin's Answers - Puppy Teeth?
  • Introduction to Kennel
  • Akin's Answers - When should formal training begin?
Chapter Two: Formal Training - Obedience & Collar Conditioning
  • Introduction to Formal Training
  • Formal Training - Tools
  • Formal Training - Obedience
    • Putting on Checkcord
    • Heel
    • Sit/Stay & Here
    • Sit/Stay & Here with a more advanced dog
    • Kennel
  • E-Collar Conditioning
    • Putting on E-Collar
    • Heel & Here
  • Introduction to Gunfire
Chapter Three: Force Fetch -- Fetch, Hold and Leave
  • Introduction to Force Fetch
  • Teaching Force Fetch
  • Akin's Answers - Can I continue to throw retrieves during Force Fetch?
  • Force Fetch with a more advanced dog
  • Force Fetch from the ground
  • Walking Fetch
Chapter Four: Formal Marking - Steady to Singles & Doubles
  • Introduction to Formal Marking
  • Steady - Singles & Doubles
  • Diversions
  • Diversions - with a less advanced dog
  • Akin's Answers - Socialize to your hunting environment
  • Adding Distance
  • Adding Birds
  • Adding the Gun
  • Akin's Answers - Making exceptions with friends and family
  • Adding Water
  • Akin's Answers - Teaching your dog his place
  • Steadying - From the duck blind
  • Akin's Answers - Taking the right steps on your pup's first few hunts
  • Steadying - From the pit
  • Akin's Answers - Pup's first hunt
  • Good Luck!

Disc 2 Chapters:

Chapter One: Preparation for the Advanced Duck Dog
  • Terms of the Game
  • Akins Answers - Tools needed
  • Fun Drills
  • Training Grounds
  • Akins Answers - 3 handed cast
  • Intro to Back Cast and Over Cast
Chapter Two: Building and Developing the Land T
  • Preparation for the Land T
    • E-Collar prep
    • Force to a Pile & Center Line
  • Stop en Route
  • Mini T
  • Akins Answers - Land T
  • Land T
Chapter Three: Building and Developing the Water T
  • Akins Answers - What is "De-Cheat?"
  • "De-Cheat" - Phase One of "De-Cheat"
    • Akins Answers - Phase Two of "De-Cheat"
    • Phase Two of "De-Cheat"
  • Water Force
  • Water T
  • Akins Answers - 5 point drill
  • 5 Point Drill
  • In Close

Disc 3 Chapters:

Preface to DDB III

Chapter One: Building the 9 Point and Pattern Water Blinds
  • Akin's 9 Point Prep
  • 9 Point Drill
  • Akin's Answers - Cold Water
  • Akin's Pattern Water Blind Prep
  • Pattern Water BLinds
  • Akin's Log Drill
Chapter Two: Building the 7 Point Drill
  • Akin's 7 Point Prep
  • 7 Point Water Drill
    • 7 Point with white bumpers
    • 7 Point with orange bumpers
  • Akin's Answer - Casting Technique
Chapter Three: Building and Developing Pattern Blinds
  • 5 Day Land Pattern BLinds
  • Akin's Answers
    • Difference in Pattern and Cold BLinds
  • Advanced Land Pattern Blinds
  • Akin's Answers - The Stadium
  • DDB III In Close

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 had 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 would develop into one of the very best of our time.

Chris' training style is what many might call unconventional. Unlike just about every other great of our time, 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 of age Chris Akin may have trained more retrievers than anyone in history. With right under 4000 retrievers going through Webb Footed Kennels over the last 20 plus years there are very few that can claim seeing and actually handling 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 a small town called Bono. He's well known for training all 7 days of every week, so don't be afraid to stop by and ask questions any time.

Akin: Duck Dog Basics 3-disc Set

Steve Says:

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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By J
Good product
March 29, 2024
It’s a great product and really helpfull
  • Great way to train ur duck dog
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By Sean K.
Waterloo, Iowa
Very good
December 21, 2023
Awesome DVD. Chris Akin did an amazing job explaining everything
By Kevin D.
Glendive Montana
Easy to follow
March 24, 2022
Best training information I have seen to date. Easy to understand
and follow. These methods are working well so far with good results
  • Easy to understand and follow
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By Tony
Very simple person minded training
November 13, 2021
Great dvd set watched first 2 DVDs lots of great information and very rural explanations of why he is doing what he is doing.
  • Really geared for beginners and novice trainers but even seasoned trainers would learn things I bet.
  • Not sure -- going to order another set of DVDs from another trainer to see another style for comparison and personal growth and knowledge
By Kevin N.
Apex, North Carolina
Chris Aiken keeps it simple with Duck Dog Basics
October 1, 2021
Very easy to follow. Chris breaks it down simple and the flow of the video keeps you in tune as well as on point with the process. Like Chris says, 10-15 minutes is enough with your pup or he will get bored and so will you! Same here with the videos, he presents the process and does not beat it to death, he moves on keeping it simple and keeping you in tune!
  • Easy to follow
  • Hits the hot spots for the duck dog handlers
  • Keeps it simple
  • There is no Con, you buy it for what it is and you will appreciate this video series!
By Wayne W.
Suffolk, VA
Chris Akin retriever training DVD's
April 6, 2021
I have a collection of training DVD's from the top trainers in the country, this 3 disc set beats all the others hands down.
  • Very good audio and visual quality. If you want a good duck dog and you want to train it, I suggest you buy this 3 disc set. You will not find a better bargain.
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By Tyler U.
Review for Avery Duck Dog Basics 3-disc DVD Set featuring Chris Akin
October 15, 2018
This DVD is awesome it is very informative to a new gun dog owners like myself, Thank you.
By Cody B.
Review for Avery Duck Dog Basics 3-disc DVD Set featuring Chris Akin
October 12, 2018
This set is awesome for first timers to experts.

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