"The moment by moment instruction on this DVD has given me answers to better my times with my dog. "
By: Mike From UT
Hunts. Family pet. Over the past several years I have purchased different helpful materials such as DVDs, Books, Magazines and dog supplies with the instructions. Once I reviewed the "Upland Retriever" - the Working Man's Retriever DVD, I had to watch it several times in a row; because I enjoyed it so much. The information offered, explained visually and expressed by word gave me the feeling I was in the field with the dogs and instructors. In the past, I have gone to great lengths to school not only my dog, but myself as well; educating us both for hunting, tracking, and training for field experiences. This DVD is the one that fit my style of training my dog. The moment by moment instruction on this DVD has given me answers to better my times with my dog. Sincere thanks goes to Gun Dog Supply for furnishing me the opportunity to enjoy this excellent training DVD.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 8159 Reviewed: 2014-02-11
Prepare your dog for pheasant, quail, partridge and grouse hunts.
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Copyright 2013, approx. 2 hour 30 minute runtime
In this DVD, professional dog trainer Dan Hosford will help you learn to add another level of hunting enjoyment to your dog's list of natural abilities. This video will help extend your hunting season to include pheasant, quail, partridge and grouse.
Teach your dog to quarter a field within gun range using only a whistle to control distance and direction. You will learn each step of this process by watching dogs that are performing these skills for the first time. Witness the most common problems and how to successfully work through them as Hosford builds teams for the field. Follow along with detailed instructions as you teach your dog to work through cover with passion seeking out and flushing of pheasants, quail, partridge and other upland game birds.
Key Topics Covered:
How to set up your training field
Quartering and direction changes using a whistle
Keeping your dog within gun range
Proper use of Electronic Training Collar
Working scent stations
Recall your dog from the chase
Trailing crippled birds
Lit Icon reveals when stimulation is in use
Chapter menu enables you to pick up where you left off
Dan Hosford's career as a dog trainer, like so many of the world's great starts, was born of necessity. For him, he simply wanted to easily retrieve the birds he harvested. At the time (in the late 1960s), he lived in Idaho's northern panhandle. Duck hunting was in its prime there, but despite being an avid hunter, Hosford hadn't tried it yet. One day, a friend invited him to give it a go. They had everything prepared, or so it seemed until they were actually trying to collect the downed birds. Even with waders on, they got wet, cold and just plain uncomfortable. Their conversations delved into, "There's gotta be a better way." And there was. Later that day, they watched as a man coached a dog to retrieve a bird, and Hosford's involvement with hunting dogs began.
Since that initial introduction and after subsequent years of self-teaching, reading, and trial and error, Hosford started training other dogs. "I began incorporating more dog psychology into my training program and found far greater success," he said. "To this day, I still base my entire program for both upland and waterfowl hunting on a solid foundation of obedience and dog psychology."
He's had more than 35 years of practice. He excels at teaching the "Conditioned Response to Retrieve" (aka Force Fetch), and many of his clients come to him with this problem. They rely on his quiet, confident style to bring their dogs to the required level. He communicates clearly what he's doing and why he's doing it so that owners walk away fully educated.
He has titled five 1,000-point Grand Master Hunting Retriever Champions (GMHRCH), plus hundreds of Intermediate and Started dogs in the North American Hunting Retriever Association (NAHRA) program. He's competed in six NAHRA Richard Wolters Invitationals, qualifying 14 dogs. In the equivalent American Kennel Club (AKC) hunt tests, he has titled one Master, three Seniors and numerous Juniors. He has sat on several NAHRA committees and was tapped twice by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) to hold retriever demonstrations at RMEF's American Outdoor Experience in Bristol, Tennessee.
In addition to running his training facility, Hosford and his wife, Janette, operate a kennel in Spokane, Washington.
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