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Smartwork Gundog Essentials - Phase 1 The Basic Gundog Video by Evan Graham

This DVD is purely about training a "ready-to-hunt" retriever!

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Copyright 2009, 1 hour 20 minute runtime

Related DVD: Smartwork In the Field

In Phase 1 of Gundog Essentials, Evan Graham focuses on the hunting retriever. This program is for the person who hunts with a retriever and does not want to filter out the specialized training needed for field trials or hunt tests. This is purely about training a "ready-to-hunt" retriever!

  1. Basic Skills for Gundogs: What Hunters Said
  2. Picking a Gundog Puppy & Pedigree
  3. Bonding and Socialization
  4. What Should I Do With my Puppy?
  5. Ropes and Paint Rollers
  6. Basic Obedience
  7. Getting Ready for Puppy When He Comes Home
  8. Introduction to Gunfire
  9. Introduction to Water
  10. Introduction to Cover and Decoys
  11. Introduction to Birds
  12. Marks for Gundogs
  13. Steadiness
  14. Signs of Maturity
  15. Memory Drill
  16. Field Ready Marks
  17. Fundamental Force Fetch
  18. Working from Blinds, Stands and Platforms
  19. Live Birds
  20. Formal Obedience
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

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Best video on how to train a DUCK DOG!
August 4, 2020
This Evan Graham DVD is great for anyone looking to train a HUNT ready dog. It covers from around three months old up to taking your dog on their first hunt. The video and audio quality of this video is great. The step directions are easy to follow. When to praise and not to praise the dog. If you follow just as the DVD says your dog will basically train itself. This will start your dog right with basic commands, ecollar conditioning, introduction to feathers,and gunfire.
  • Easy to understand and follow.
  • No field trial or hunt test
By Shawn M.
Review for Smartwork Gundog Essentials - Phase 1 The Basic Gundog DVD by Evan Graham
March 1, 2014
Just started, but easy to understand, and I think my dog will do well with this.

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