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Puppy Development I and II with Rick and Ronnie Smith DVDs

This DVD set will set up your puppy for success in the field.

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Approx. 1 hour 56 total runtime

Puppy Development Vol. I

Watch Rick and Ronnie Smith demonstrate how to start your puppy right.

This is not a puppy training video, but rather a video to teach you how to develop your puppy's behavioral patterns. Conquering behavior at a young age means a better behaved dog later. Working through the steps in this video will prepare your dog to listen to orders so that you can train him successfully.

Puppy Development reviews six opportunities to gain your dog's willing acceptance of restrictions which is necessary for training. This willing acceptance behavior will be demonstrated in six sections.

  1. Introduction
  2. Crate Conditioning
  3. Care & Maintenance
  4. The Table
  5. The Puppy Drag Line
  6. The Stake Out Chain
  7. The Short Lead

Puppy Development Vol. II

A puppy development program will prepare your dog for formal training. This is the second video in the series to teach you how to encourage your puppy's inherent hunting instincts. Working through the steps in this video will teach you to develop your dog's senses of sight, smell, and touch as well as encourage his desire to retrieve.

Puppy Development II continues the focus on conquering behavioral patterns in your puppy. It reviews four opportunities to build your dog's enthusiasm for training.

  1. The Field
  2. Birds
  3. The Retrieve
  4. The Gun
The Smith family has provided bird dog training for almost a century and training seminars since 1968. Rick and Ronnie Smith are products of this training tradition and bring to you a lifetime of knowledge and experience. Rick and Ronnie operate training kennels, guide quail hunts, have trained numerous National and International Champion Field Trial winners, produce training videos and teach seminars all over the world.

Related to the series: Huntsmith Training DVD 4 Pack; The Silent Command System of Dog Training Vol. 1; Silent Command System of Dog Training Vol. 2

Puppy Development I & II Set

Transcript from Steve's Video:

Today we're looking at the Huntsmith DVD collection. This is the Rick and Ronnie Smith Silent Command method. It's one of my favorites. I started training birddogs as a 10, 11 year old based on the Delmar Smith method. Delmar Smith is Rick's dad, Ronnie's uncle.

This is the continuation of the method that Delmar developed in his "Best way to Train your Gundog" book that was a classic for years. It is the Silent Command method mainly because they are not big fans of using all sorts of commands with your dog until the dog understands what's going on.

It's a complete system. They use what's called Point of Contact. Rick and Ronnie use e-collars exclusively in their method, so if you are not looking for an e-collar system this is definitely not the way to go.

The use low level continuous stimulation and they teach what's called Point of Contacts where they teach the dog that stimulation on different parts of his body means different things. They teach a dog how to walk at heel, how to come to you when called, how to stop. Their whoa post technique is my favorite way to teach a dog how to stop. It's hands down the most effective method that I've seen as far as low stress on the dog. Incredibly effective. When you do it with an e-collar you can actually stop a dog in the field for any reason whatsoever just really fast. Works great. I was amazed the first time I saw Rick do it with a dog. The first time I saw it was on one of my dogs and couldn't believe how fast he took a dog from having no idea how to stop to being able to stop with just the slight press of a button with a really low level stim.

It's a great technique. They have two puppy videos. The first one starts off with a very young puppy, teaches you care, basic table work, and real intro as far as just puppies. The second video covers field work with your puppies, getting them out in the field, introduction to guns, introduction to birds.

And then you've got the silent command method. You've got the first book which covers whoa post work using the Wonder Lead, working off of the chain gang. And then the intermediate video covers taking the commands learned on the rope and on the check cord and transitioning those over to using the e-collar.

It's a complete method. The majority of my dogs are trained with this method. It's one of my favorites. If you are looking for a great way to train your dog using a remote training collar, this is the way to go. It's designed for pointing dogs but it has applications for retrievers also. The Huntsmith DVD set.

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Customer Reviews

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100% Recommend this product (8 of 8 responses)
South East
Great resource!
April 13, 2024
Would recommend it to anyone
  • Fast shipping
  • Well put together info.
  • Wish it was on a flash drive. Had to go buy a dvd player.
By John S.
Oklahoma City, OK
Best Puppy Training Video Ever
August 29, 2023
I am purchasing an English Pointer puppy and I want to prepare him to be a good companion and hunting partner. Following the techniques shown in this video has given us a great road map to start our pup out right in the field and around the house.
  • Simple, straight forward, and easy to understand training steps presented by two master hunting dog trainers.
  • Not really the point of this video, but I would have appreciated some basic information on puppy nutrition and feeding.
By Seth
Great product
March 31, 2022
Rick and Ronnie go through the progress of pups and how to handle your pup to get the most out of them. A lot of good information that will prepare you for handling training.
  • Great information and you can always go back for a refresher course.
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a #1
August 21, 2021
Very Helpfull
By Customer
Great Info
August 11, 2021
Great info to get the pup started right.
By Gene C.
Lebanon, VA
Good Advice
September 17, 2020
The two DVDs are well worth the money and contain great advice on getting a puppy ready for formal training.
By Kyle M.
Review for Puppy Development I and II with Rick and Ronnie Smith DVDs
March 9, 2015
Enjoyed this introductory video set -- reasonable cost for some priceless advice on how to introduce your pup to the basics prior to beginning more advance training.
By Terry L.
Review for Puppy Development I and II with Rick and Ronnie Smith DVDs
May 19, 2014
I really like the techniques that the Smith's use. I have already started using them, and my pup is responding well.

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