I Just ordered the Jackie Mertens Video for the puppy stages. How is it? Thanks :D
07-14-2005, 05:28 PM
Her video was great for me. It gave me a foundation for what I had to do. I am new to training labs so her tape was invaluable.............
07-14-2005, 05:35 PM
It's a great primer for raising a puppy. Just don't get hung up on the timeline. (on this, or any other material.
07-14-2005, 06:16 PM
It is a good resource.
07-14-2005, 06:36 PM
I have been using it for our new pup and have been very happy. I don't know of another resource for young young pups.
07-14-2005, 06:49 PM
I think it is worth the money.
07-15-2005, 06:27 AM
Well worth the money. It reminded me of some of the little things to be sure my pup got exposed to that I might not have remembered. Add it to your library of training materials. If you pick up a few points that improve your training, your money ahead.
07-15-2005, 08:49 AM
If I were a pro waiting for a clients puppy, I would make sure they had a copy and encourage them to complete all the exercises before delivering the young dog for training.
If I were a breeder I would send a copy home with each puppy.
As an Amateur, I was really impressed with the agressive nature of the program and was still struggling to complete some drills when the pup was a year old.
IMHO, it's probably the best money you will spend.
Best of luck to you and your pup!