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The Perfect Start -- Bird Dog Training 2-Disc DVD Set

Learn from the best, with in-depth explanation and live training examples.



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Approx. 2 hours, 38 minutes total runtime

In this DVD set, you will learn the following:
  • Understand how your dog learns
  • Teaching here, heel, and whoa
  • Evaluation of your dog's natural abilities
  • Why your dog does the things he does and how this affects training
  • Introduction to birds, backing, and guns
  • Enhance the natural pointing instincts in your dog
  • Enhancing and encouraging the natural retrieving abilities in your dog
  • Proper use of the electronic collar

  • "Tired of whoa posts and barrels? Tired of videos showing already trained dogs in "mock" training situations? Tired of videos that only show the select best dogs? In this video, We don't pick 'em, We just train 'em!" - Jon Hann

    Learn from the best with in-depth explanations and live training examples of all key points of starting your bird dog. Understand how your dog learns, teach here, heel, and whoa, and evaluate your dog's natural abilities. Understand why your dog does the things he does and how this affects training. Use the introduction to birds, backing, and guns. Enhance the natural pointing instincts in your dog. Enhance and encourage the natural retrieving abilities of your dog. This video also shows the proper use of the electronic collar.

    This video features Jon and Cindy Hann, owners and operators of Perfection Kennels -- one of the most successful pointing dog training facilities in the United States.

    Disc 1 Chapters:
    1. Intro
    2. Equipment and the Things You'll Need
    3. Taking the Dog to the Field
    4. Intro to Birds
    5. Bird Releases
    6. How to Use Bird Releases
    Disc 2 Chapters:
    1. The Electronic Collar and "HERE"
    2. The "HERE" Command
    3. Finishing the Play Retrieve
    4. Proper Introduction to the Gun
    5. Teaching "HEEL"
    6. Starting on Backing

    Hann: The Perfect Start

    Of all the pointing dog videos we sell, the Perfect Start / Perfect Finish series is our top recommendation.

    Even though these videos may be showing some age when it comes to production quality (they were originally released in 1999-2000), the content is still as fresh and relevant as it was when they were new.

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    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    24 Reviews
    67% (16)
    21% (5)
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    96% Recommend this product (23 of 24 responses)
    By Ray
    Worthy investment
    March 28, 2021
    Very satisfied with my purchase! The information given in this video is very well laid out. I really like how they use dogs that are just beginning their training. Let’s you see how dogs will react to training. Don’t let the reviews about the film quality keep you from purchasing. Sure it’s not filmed in 4K but all the footage is clear and easy to understand.
    • Everything
    • None for me
    By Ginger
    Gastonia, NC
    Great service and great products!
    January 27, 2024
    We always go to Gun Dog Supply for great service and great products- thank you!!!
    By Kevin C.
    Filer Id
    The perfect start
    March 4, 2023
    Great video one of the best training videos I have seen...
    By Kyle J.
    Coffeeville, Mississippi
    Great videos
    December 1, 2022
    The techniques and principles in these videos are timeless but the video footage itself is dated. These videos really need to be remade with better technology.
    • The techniques and tips in these videos are great.
    • The footage is dated and really needs to be updated.
    By Rob T.
    California 🥺
    Poor quality of video. Great instruction
    June 4, 2022
    This is the second time I purchased Perfect Start. The first was a VHS tape. When i got the new CD i found it to be the same as the old VHS with no quality improvements or updates. Instruction is great quality is poor. i still think Perfection Kennels is one of the best training programs though. Sorry I couldn’t five stars.
    • Great knowledge and easy to follow training techniques.
    • Poor visual quality
    By Dave
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    A Thorough Getting Started Tutorial
    June 4, 2022
    The Perfect Start video demonstrates a complete, humane & thorough training progression of how to ingrain the necessary pointing dog commands while also amplifying your pup's excitement & hunting intensity by means of controlled exposure to numerous bird encounters. The proper use of a Training Collar is thoroughly covered and demonstrated so that it is used to effectively train a pup versus it's incorrect use as a negative reinforcement shock collar. Overall, it strikes me as an excellent and humane approach to training a pointing bird dog that harkens back, in a unique way, to Delmar Smith's training mantra of Point of Contact, Association and Repetition. First and foremost, this video trains a handler to be a most effective bird dog trainer. BTW, I'm just a dude strolling the planet with a bird dog and a dream.
    • - Everything needed to humanely seed the essential pointing dog commands
    • - All steps are demonstrated using young, UNTRAINED dogs
    • - Video quality is dated (but IMHO this is completely irrelevant in that the training gems are clearly presented AND demonstrated)
    By Kimberly
    Shepherd, Michigan
    Good but OLD
    May 17, 2022
    Informative video but quality of image is old VCR quality… it’s hard to see/understand what’s going on in some of the scenes…. Needs to be digitally remastered for the price they are asking.
    By Jane A.
    Louisville, Kentucky
    The right way to start young dogs!
    February 15, 2022
    This is a straight forward, easy to understand method of training your dog.
    By using the dog’s natural instincts and shaping them to reach the goal of a well mannered and happy hunting partner is perfect!
    I will review these regularly to keep myself sharp for my dog!
    • Very easy to follow and put into practice.
    By Chris C.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    October 18, 2018
    A solid instructional video.

    By Alex B.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    October 16, 2018

    He shows you the same dogs as they progress so you get a more lifelike or reality training scenario.
    By Cynthia P.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    August 21, 2016
    Great training information, but the quality of filming and sound is poor. Need to upgrade their video's to better quality.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    July 22, 2016
    I'm a big fan of Jon Hann and Perfection Kennel's philosophy and techniques on Dog training. I would recommend this DVD to new and experienced Gun Dog trainers. New trainers will get everything they need when starting a Dog. Experienced trainers could possibly find a new way of training upon the starting process, I sure did.
    The Perfect Start and The Perfect Retrieve DVD's are fantastic.
    By Brad
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    June 8, 2016
    Outstanding video series!
    By Susan D.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    April 27, 2016
    The most comprehensive training videos I have ever seen. I highly recommend them to any person wanting to train their own hunting dog!
    By Lopez J.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    April 11, 2016
    Best I've seen.
    By Jim J.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    February 23, 2016
    Great video!!! I went to Perfection Kennels Clinic and what an awesome experience. Jon is the best and would recommend the clinic and also The Perfect Finish. Very easy to follow.
    By Randall F.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    November 10, 2015
    Easy to follow. Can't wait to watch the perfect finish.
    By Russell W.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    July 31, 2015
    Very helpful for starting with the pointing breed.
    By Chris L.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    July 24, 2015
    The material in this DVD is great, but the film quality and formatting leave a lot to be desired. Great material, but for this price I was expecting top notch cinematography. Overall, I would put the value at about 1/2 of the retail price.
    By Thomas Y.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    June 13, 2015
    Great video for starting your dog training, or in my case, a refresher.
    By Michael O.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    March 16, 2015
    Very good DVD especially for someone new to training a pointing dog. The video quality itself could be better considering the cost but it is still a good resource. Jon Hann goes into a lot of detailed explanation on his methods and that should make it easy enough for someone to attempt on their own.
    By Stella
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    February 12, 2015
    Love this training video. Highly recommended.
    By Nathyn K.
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    June 16, 2014
    Excellent DVD. They demonstrate their training program on several dogs for each exercise, so you can gain a better understanding of how they apply it to different dogs with varying dispositions.
    By Aaron
    Review for The Perfect Start - Bird Dog Training DVD
    April 29, 2010
    This is a must own video, if you follow this you WILL give your dog the perfect start to his career.

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