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The Perfect Retrieve -- 4-Disc DVD Set

Learn how to train your own dog to love retrieving!


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Copyright 2016, approx. 4 hour 45 minute total runtime

Learn how to get that Perfect Retrieve from your dog as Jon Hann of Perfection Kennel gives you in-depth explanations and shows you live training examples. Hann shows you not only dogs he is training but also shows you actual clinic participants training their own dogs. Does your dog drop the bird before getting to you, pick up the bird by the head or wing, or refuse to pick up the bird? If your dog doesn't like retrieving, has a feather aversion or is hard mouthed, this video will show you how to get a reliable happy retrieve!

Develop and enhance your dog's retrieve by following this three-subject set:
  • The Forced Retrieve
  • The Natural Retrieve
  • The Hardmouth Dog
Hann runs one of the most successful pointing dog training facilities in the United States and has fundamentally changed the way bird dogs are trained. His love of bird dogs has developed into a unique system to better train bird dogs with compassion and understanding. Hann has produced numerous Field Champions and National Champions competing with all breeds and disciplines, including horseback and walking, as well as a multitude of Master Hunters. Hann specializes in working with amateurs so that they can compete with their own dogs. He also trains countless hunting companions from all over the world. These DVDs let you join Hann at one of his clinics and practice one-on-one to bring out the best in you and your dog!

Disc 1 -- "The Trained Retrieve Part 1" Chapters:
  1. The Trained Retrieve or Force Training
  2. The Table
  3. Teaching Hold
  4. Introducing the Collar
  5. Taking an Object from Your Hand with Stimulation
  6. Moving Down to the Table
  7. Walking on the Table
  8. Starting with a Frozen Bird
Disc 2 -- "The Trained Retrieve Part 2" Chapters:
  1. Continue Frozen Birds
  2. First Steps off the Table
  3. Moving to the Ground
  4. Moving to a New Area
  5. Out in the Field
  6. Fresh Birds
  7. Crippled Birds
  8. Ear Pinch and Other Methods
Disc 3 -- "The Natural Retrieve" Chapters:
  1. The Natural Retrieve
  2. Don't Snatch the Bird
  3. Choosing the Right Bird
  4. Go Slow - Short Sessions
  5. The Bold Possessive Dog
  6. Repetition and Consistency
  7. Here with Retrieve
  8. First Shot Birds
  9. Teaching Techniques to the Client
  10. Final Thoughts
Disc 4 -- "The Hard-Mouthed Dog" Chapters:
  1. The Hard Mouthed Dog
  2. Working with Frozen Birds
  3. Obedience Controls Chewing
  4. Shooting a Bird for the Hardmouthed Dog
  5. Control the Dog, Control the Mind
  6. Perfect Bloopers
  7. GunShyFix Trailer
  8. Clinics at Perfection Kennel
  9. Permatack and Music

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Customer Reviews

Review Summary
11 Reviews
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91% Recommend this product (10 of 11 responses)
By Robert
Saint Joseph, MO
Production Prblems
April 20, 2023
Most of the sound was muffled. Could not understand important instructions. Returned for replacement and the second set had the same problem. I’m a fan of Perfection Kennels training methods and was disappointed that the videos were unusable. Snell was great to work with every step of the process.
  • Snell
  • Product quality.
By John S.
Montana City, Montana
Money well spent
September 3, 2021
I purchased this video series because I hit a wall in my training tactics, I don’t like (force training), and neither do dogs. Best training video I have watched. Highly recommended.
  • Great insight for training dogs properly. Addressing many issues thoroughly. Cost effective versus hiring a pro trainer.
By Ryan P.
Review for The Perfect Retrieve -- 4-Disc DVD Set
October 19, 2018
By Thomas C.
Review for The Perfect Retrieve -- 4-Disc DVD Set
October 18, 2018
By James V.
Review for The Perfect Retrieve -- 4-Disc DVD Set
April 22, 2016
Mr. Hann is a competent trainer but he leaves a few things out of training a dog to retrieve with an e-collar. I have trained force retrieve with a toe hitch and ear pinch but I wanted to try it with an e-collar (Tritronics 550) The first thing he fails to mention because of political correctness is one has to hurt the dog to get them started with an e-collar just like one does with a toe pinch or ear pinch. The dog will vocalize until they know how to turn off the stimulation. This was disingenuous, and he finally admitted to me that he does not cover that because of political correctness. The second thing is the electricity from the e-collar sometimes actually keeps the dog from finishing the fetch command. One can see the dog shake even if he does not vocalize on level 2 or 3 and refuse to open his mouth. I am not a professional trainer but I am presently doing seven dogs at once. Two of the dogs are almost finished, one is on the ground retrieving frozen birds close to the table, and four are retrieving frozen birds on the table and are ready to start on the ground. I had one setter who was progressing well, but had to put him back on the table when the e-collar was not getting the job done. He quit running to the frozen bird when I applied more electrical pressure. I reworked him with a toe pinch and he is retrieving again. I have found using the traditional pinch methods with an e-collar backing it up works best for me. My number one guru Rick Smith suggested this. I did like Jon Hann's use of praise for the dog when the dog has the buck, plastic pipe or bird in his mouth. This is not like the silent command method I am used to but I can tell that the dogs are responding to petting and praise when they do it right. I called Mr. Hann twice and he generously responded to me by email and voice conversations, But basically he criticized me for not having the proper timing and in order to learn that timing I should come to one of his clinics. He has force retrieved trained thousands of dogs. He guarantees he can have a dog retrieving within four days. I've been at it on these seven for a month and feel I still have a couple more weeks to go. So I guess I just don't have the proper timing. His disk on the natural retriever is good, and I enjoyed his technique on diverting the attention on a hard mouthed dog and get him to walk with the bird. All in all it is a good CD set, but I feel he is using the instruction to get people to his seminars.
By Charles P.
Review for The Perfect Retrieve -- 4-Disc DVD Set
March 20, 2016
I really appreciate Jon's approach in respecting the dog and all Jon's years of experience training. From watching his video I learned my dog is a natural retriever and I may not have to force train her. The many hours of instruction on real dogs not previously trained also helped me.
By Ann H.
Review for The Perfect Retrieve -- 4-Disc DVD Set
March 17, 2016
Only problem is where he put the visual of when he is stimulating the dog, it's too far away from his hand and hard to see that and the technique. Excellent, as anything Jon has done.
By Andrew K.
Review for The Perfect Retrieve -- 4-Disc DVD Set
March 14, 2016
I recommend all of the Perfection Kennel's videos by John Hann. Great video for anyone, no matter your knowledge level of bird dogs and training. Really great videos!!!
By Stan Z.
Review for The Perfect Retrieve -- 4-Disc DVD Set
March 14, 2016
This is the best video I have seen on retrieve training.
By Donald S.
Review for The Perfect Retrieve -- 4-Disc DVD Set
March 11, 2016
Being a GSP trainer for the past fifteen years, I've watched dozens of training DVDs including Perfection Kennels earlier productions. This new set of four DVDs are specifically about retrieving, one of the best and worth the investment. A trainer should never stop learning as there will always be a new challenge. I recommend Perfection Kennels videos to anyone interested in training.
Review for The Perfect Retrieve -- 4-Disc DVD Set
March 11, 2016
As a first time Dog owner I realize that my dog is not the one being trained here. After struggling with trying to Force Fetch him myself last Spring, I left him with a Professional Trainer for a month who also did not get the results we had hoped for. Without giving up I ordered these tapes to try again. If anything these DVD's have given me the confidence, patience and direction that I needed. I just started this week and so far I'm seeing much better results. During my training sessions last year I can see now that I was nervous, less patient, and confused on how to carry each session out. I see now following the direction each training session is much more enjoyable for me and my Dog. I would recommend these DVD's highly for dog owners and trainers of all levels of experience.

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