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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.

"Great videos!"

By: Charlie Youmans

Lab. Hunts. Family pet.
Great videos! They have made a huge impact on training my dog, highly recommend them to someone just getting a new pup or anyone who wants to start training their dog.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 3289
Reviewed: 2013-01-29
"Great product"

By: Luke Jones From KY

Black lab. Hunts. Family pet.
Great product from started dog to finished dog!!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7398
Reviewed: 2014-01-17
"Very good DVD"

By: Chris Davis From MO

Very good DVD. GREAT customer service and fast shipping.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 8997
Reviewed: 2014-03-11
"Great training DVD."

By: Martin Terral From LA

Great training DVD. Easy to follow and understand.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7940
Reviewed: 2014-02-05
"Thanks Gun Dog Supply for having such great products and great customer support."

By: Andrew Bradley From MO

Hunts. Family pet.
I have a few other DVD sets from you guys on dog training. I always like to have a ton of things at my hands just in case a certain method doesn't work. I can say that I love Chris' training methods. They are very simple for a guy with a full time job to do. Very easy to follow, and very informative. I had a couple questions about a few things, I.E. the De cheat method. I wanted to know why he used nick instead of continuous. I called Chris and spoke to him directly about it, and he explained exactly why. Now I'm getting a pup out of a litter that's due in about a month. I couldn't be more excited. Thanks Gun Dog Supply for having such great products and great customer support. You have a lifetime customer in me, and I will spread the word!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 7904
Reviewed: 2014-02-03
"Anyone who is looking for great step by step instructions on training your duck dog, this is it!"

By: Stephen Eleazer From SC

Anyone who is looking for great step by step instructions on training your duck dog, this is it! Just starting the program with my puppy, but I know without a doubt it will help bring out his full ability.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 13485
Reviewed: 2014-09-07
"Great way to learn exactly what to do and train your dog the right way."

By: Rush Wiggins From AL

Great way to learn exactly what to do and train your dog the right way. Best investment I've made for my dog yet.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 19405
Reviewed: 2015-03-14
"A very good basic training video"

By: Bradley Colbrook From IL

A very good basic training video that anyone should be able to use.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 20343
Reviewed: 2015-04-20
"Great videos"

By: Ben Schmit From NE

Labrador. Hunts.
Great videos and very informational!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 20440
Reviewed: 2015-04-25
"Covers a lot of info. Worth the price."

By: Holly Goltra From

Family pet. Competes.
Covers a lot of info. Worth the price.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 22051
Reviewed: 2015-07-06
Customer Review #28227

By: Joshua Gorst From

Hunts. Family pet.
He gives great tips and shows everything he does. Great videos!

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 28227
Reviewed: 2016-03-20
Customer Review #29561

By: Dave Brumby From LA

I really enjoyed the complete series. It was great. There are several thing I would like to see Chris include in his video. First, he showed da-cheat with the dog getting out of the water. What about a dog that goes out in the water on a good line, but then heads to the nearest bank to get back? I think they need to include hunting situations in the video. How do you get them in a blind? What about breaking early, etc.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 29561
Reviewed: 2016-05-20
Customer Review #31014

By: MVJ From TX

Hunts. Family pet.
Good videos. Lots of useful information on these videos. Straight forward and to the point.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 31014
Reviewed: 2016-08-05
Customer Review #31179

By: Kurt Nichols From MI

Hunts. Family pet. Competes.
Great video. A lot of great points.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 31179
Reviewed: 2016-08-19
Customer Review #33477

By: Tyler Unfleet From MO

This DVD is awesome it is very informative to a new gun dog owners like myself, Thank you.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 33477
Reviewed: 2018-10-15
Customer Review #33348

By: Cody Butler From IN

This set is awesome for first timers to experts.

Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars.
Review ID: 33348
Reviewed: 2018-10-12
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Avery Duck Dog Basics 3-disc DVD Set featuring Chris Akin

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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.

Country of Origin: Made in USA.

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