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Gun Dog Obedience Part 2 with Dan Hosford DVD

Teach your gun dog advanced skills for the field.

Gun Dog Obedience Part 2 with Dan Hosford DVD

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Copyright 2011, approx. 2 hour 48 minute runtime

To develop a dog that's good at home, you need a basic obedience. To develop one that delivers in the field, you need advanced obedience. In this Working Man's Retriever series DVD Gundog Obedience Part 2: Advanced Skills for the Field, professional gun dog trainer Dan Hosford builds on the elemental skills shown in Gun Dog Obedience Part 1: Essential Skills for a Solid Foundation. For example, he takes a basic "heel" command and shows you how to make it work on both the left and right. Using dogs who are learning the skills for the first time, Hosford shows you -- without using food rewards -- how to teach your dog to:

  • Walk-through sit
  • Recall to heel
  • Lie down
  • Load into the boat
  • Work off lead
  • Heel on the left and right


  • In-depth, step-by-step instructions that train you and your dog
  • Nearly three hours of training, broken into progressive, easy-to-follow sequences
  • Inexperienced dogs that are going through the program for the first time
  • Real-life, in-the-moment training footage
  • Slow-motion, instant replay for complex segments

    1. Welcome to Part 2
    2. Finish to Heel
    3. Recall to Heel
    4. Boat Load
    5. Down
    6. Advanced Sits
    7. Walk Through Sits
    8. Rotation Drill
    9. Crate Load
    10. Fixing Lazy Sits
    11. Heeling on Left & Right
    12. Off Lead -- Phase 1
    13. Off Lead -- Phase 2
    14. The End Result

    About Dan Hosford:

    Dan Hosford's career as a dog trainer, like so many of the world's great starts, was born of necessity. For him, he simply wanted to easily retrieve the birds he harvested. At the time (in the late 1960s), he lived in Idaho's northern panhandle. Duck hunting was in its prime there but despite being an avid hunter, Hosford hadn't tried it yet. One day, a friend invited him to give it a go. The two had everything prepared (or so it seemed) until they were actually trying to collect the downed birds. Even with waders on, they got wet, cold and just plain uncomfortable. Their conversations delved into, "There's gotta be a better way." And there was. Later that day, they watched as a man coached a dog to retrieve a bird, and Hosford's involvement with hunting dogs began.

    Since that initial introduction and after subsequent years of self-teaching, reading, and trial and error, Hosford started training other people's dogs. "I began incorporating more dog psychology into my training program and found far greater success," he said. "To this day, I still base my entire program for both upland and waterfowl hunting on a solid foundation of obedience and dog psychology."

    He's had more than 35 years to practice. He excels at teaching the "Conditioned Response to Retrieve" (aka Force Fetch) and many of his clients come to him with this problem. They rely on his quiet, confident style to bring their dogs to the required level. He communicates clearly what he's doing and why he's doing it so that owners walk away fully educated.

    He has titled five 1,000 point Grand Master Hunting Retriever Champions (GMHRCH), plus hundreds of Intermediate and Started dogs in the North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA) program. Plus, he's competed in six NAHRA Richard Wolters Invitationals, qualifying 14 dogs. In the equivalent American Kennel Club (AKC) hunt tests, he has titled one Master, three Seniors and numerous Juniors. He has sat on several NAHRA committees and was tapped twice by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) to hold retriever demonstrations at RMEF's American Outdoor Experience in Bristol, Tennessee.

    In addition to running his training facility, Hosford and his wife, Janette, operate a kennel in Spokane, Washington.

  • Country of Origin: Made in USA.

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