I think the dog training video programs are fantastic and getting better every year, but I am curious how well they work for the total newbie. I started my first hunting dog with nothing but Wolters "Water Dog" back in the day, so I would think a video program would be light years better than that, but I still wonder how good they are. By the time I bought my first video, The Lardy Tapes, I had already trained up two Master Hunters by working with some good amateurs and pros alike, so I kind of knew what dog training was about. It seemed to me the Lardy tapes were geared more to guys like me who had prior experience and could be difficult for the newbie to follow. The guy on the force fetch thread made me wonder about this. Could he just buy Smartworks or Lardy and work through his problem?