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Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham

Detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for retriever training.



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More from this collection: Smartwork Volume II: Secrets of the Pros; Smart Fetch Book; The Complete Smartworks by Evan Graham: Volumes I & II plus SmartFetch

Smartwork Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham features detailed, easy-to-follow instructions for retriever training, ranging from puppies through basics and early-to-mid transition. Illustrated by the author, this unique training text is designed for your use: It is spiral bound so you can leave it open to the section or diagram you are working on without breaking down the binding. Laminated covers help to protect it from the elements. There are "Notes" pages with each diagram to help you track your dog's progress. Also included is a comprehensive glossary to get acquainted with the language of dog training.

Reviewed and Endorsed by The Retriever Journal:
... an informative book with a nifty design ... Smartwork is filled with the kind of information you'd expect from a retired professional dog trainer ... laying down a good philosophy that usually gets glossed over in some books, but something that Evan puts first and foremost in his.

Jake Smith
Managing Editor
Features include:

  • Spiral-bound with laminated covers
  • Comprehensive glossary of terms
  • Notes pages with each diagram
  • Black-and-white illustrations
  • 188 pages


  • Chapters:
    1. Fundamental Training Principles
    2. Correct Principles of Application
    3. Starter Program for Puppies
    4. Basics: An Overview with Flow Chart for Development
    5. Obedience (Formalizing)
    6. Force Fetch
    7. Pile Work
    8. Handling / 3-Handed Casting
    9. Establishing the Mechanics of Tee Work
    10. "Teaching" Triples, and Extending Patterns
    11. 3rd Compound Stage
      1. Double Tee
      2. Extended Pattern Distances
      3. Diversion Marks
    12. 4th Compound Stage
      1. Water Tee / Swim By
      2. Multiple Marks
    13. Cold Blind Transition -- Land
    14. Cold Blind Transition -- Water
    15. Critical Elements of Marking, Diversion Pressure
    16. Water Marks
    17. Diversion Pressure
    Glossary of Terms
    Index
    About the Author

    Training articles by Evan Graham.

    See all of Evan Graham's books and DVDs here.

    Country of Origin: Made in USA.





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    Customer Reviews

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    90% Recommend this product (9 of 10 responses)
    By Mark L.
    DE
    Review for Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham
    June 5, 2016
    The book gives good ideas for training scenarios, like bumper piles to teach dogs not to shop on blind retrieves. The force fetch methodology is a bit old school, using ear pinch pressure. I have used Bill Hillman's approach which doesn't use an ear pinch and have had good results. Overall the book gives good methods.
    By John B.
    SC
    Review for Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham
    November 25, 2015
    Smartwork is a very easy book to follow. It allows me, a novice in the world of dog training, to train my dog in a very easy way. It provides pictures as well as detailed instructions. A must have if you want to train your own dog.
    By Matt K.
    Tx
    Review for Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham
    November 10, 2015
    Great book
    By Karen M.
    GA
    Review for Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham
    August 1, 2015
    I already have Smartwork II, but have a new dog who needs to step back a bit in training. I love his drills, and I love the fact it is so convenient to take to the field to set up your plan for work that day. One of my best training books.
    By JCK
    AR
    Review for Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham
    April 18, 2015
    Very good program!!! Details, details, details!!!
    By Peter A.
    NC
    Review for Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham
    December 30, 2014
    I gave this book as a gift to my brother-in-law who trains and hunts Boykin Spaniels and he loves it!
    By Chuck W.
    TX
    Review for Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham
    December 21, 2014
    Very detailed and well laid out.
    By Eric K.
    MI
    Review for Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham
    May 30, 2014
    Great detailed book, and for $25 can't beat the price! I would recommend it to everyone!
    By Jeremy S.
    LA
    Review for Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham
    March 24, 2014
    Definitley not for the beginer.
    By Darryl H.
    LA
    Review for Smartwork for Retrievers Volume I: Basics and Transition by Evan Graham
    March 1, 2014
    Any amateur that is training a retreiver for either competition or just as a hunting companion should have this book....and they need to read it leisurely at first and then go back and read it closely. It's well worth the money. Nothing I've seen yet in this price range has everything...but Smartwork is written in a easy to read and understandable way. The book has a few extra pages after every chapter to take notes. I plan to use it as one of my training tools...



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