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    What is the name of the dvd's and collaterals that take a brand new person from the beginning through the yard in the smartwork materials and or the Lardy materials.

    I have been to both sites and am unable to determine what to recommend to the customer
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    mark 16:9 -- So then after the lord had spoken unto them,he was received up in heaven, and sat on the right hand of God
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    Bumparoo
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    He is also from Westchester PA and needing a group to help him learn. He wants to learn to run hunt tests. Are there any club members in the area that can use an extra bird thrower
    John 5 :30
    I can of my own self do nothing ,as I hear , I judge,,and my judgement is just, because I seek not my own will,,but the will of the father which hath sent me
    John 7:16 -- Jesus answered them and said my doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
    mark 16:9 -- So then after the lord had spoken unto them,he was received up in heaven, and sat on the right hand of God
    I Tim. 2:5 --For there is one God and one mediator between God and man ,, the man Christ Jesus

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    Pete, I am not sure what you are asking. If he wants to go with Lardy, and just wants the instructions for yard work, he buys the TRT disks. Vol. 1 of his articles is a great companion to it.

    If he wants help with marking concepts, he should also buy Total Retriever Marking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    What is the name of the dvd's and collaterals that take a brand new person from the beginning through the yard in the smartwork materials and or the Lardy materials.

    I have been to both sites and am unable to determine what to recommend to the customer
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    Pete
    I'll provide a breakdown of the Smartwork system that may allow you to make a better informed choice. Within the system the materials flow from:

    The Puppy Program, including a course in operant conditioning, intro to gunfire, birds, etc.
    Through all 4 essential phase of formal Basics, including Water Force & Swim-by...
    Then through Early, Mid, and Late Transition, plus...
    Basic and Advanced fieldwork, per Gundog Essentials & In the Field for fully trained gundogs.

    I hope this helps. Ask any questions you like.

    Evan
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    “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”

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    Even Mike Lardy recommends that people get Bill Hillman's "Training a Retriever Puppy" DVD. Lardy's "Total Retriever Training" is a set of DVDS for the period of 6 months to Advanced. It doesn't really cover the pup before 6 months.

    Should definitely get the 4 volumes of written articles, too. As a total Newb, I found the articles almost more helpful than the dvds, but recommend having both.

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    Fowl Dawgs 1,2 and 3 numbered for simplicity. Just use them in order
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    IMO...A retriever club in the area would be a good start for him...even if it means a little drive for him. He will get to see dogs and trainers in action. One caveat...He can't be shy in asking questions.

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    Thanks everyone,,thats what I was sort of what I was looking for. I'll pass that on to him.
    Pete
    John 5 :30
    I can of my own self do nothing ,as I hear , I judge,,and my judgement is just, because I seek not my own will,,but the will of the father which hath sent me
    John 7:16 -- Jesus answered them and said my doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
    mark 16:9 -- So then after the lord had spoken unto them,he was received up in heaven, and sat on the right hand of God
    I Tim. 2:5 --For there is one God and one mediator between God and man ,, the man Christ Jesus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Bumparoo
    and also

    He is also from Westchester PA and needing a group to help him learn. He wants to learn to run hunt tests. Are there any club members in the area that can use an extra bird thrower

    Don't know how far but good people here.
    http://keystoneretrieverclub.org/

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