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Thread: Thoughts on the "Wildrose Way?"

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    I'm looking for opinions on "The Wildrose Way" for training retrievers. Of course, opinions informed by experience are best.
    Thanks!

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    Do a search on Wildrose. Plenty of info and uninfo opinions available!
    Carol,
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    I have the DVD. It is not thorough. It is not a complete program. I also have SmartWorks, TRT, Hillmann's, Aycock/Farmer; all of which are superior to Wildrose Way. There are somethings that you may take away from the DVD and apply it in your training but I wish I had my money back.
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    Popcorn is almost done.
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    Popcorn done. Please do a search and I believe you will find what you are looking for. Unless there is more to it.

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    OK. Thanks.

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    Popcorn done???

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    You're not going to train a MH hunt test dog or field trial champion with it nor the type of hunting dog that that level brings... but I think you can train a pretty nice hunting dog who is steady, able to do multiple retrieves and blinds. As others have said, I believe the program isn't as complete as it should be and you may have some holes or gaps to fill if you use it.

    I have the video but didn't use the program. I used Lardy and would go that route again, even if I just wanted a "meat dog".

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHRGold View Post
    Popcorn done???
    There are those that have a rather strong opinion that the Wildrose kennel and programs have less to do with good dogs and training than they do with slick marketing. Therefore the term "get the popcorn ready" before the show starts so to speak.
    "The longer you let a dog go in the wrong direction the more they think they are going in the right direction" Don Remien.

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    I found the DVD useful but not a stand-alone "program". Haven't seen the book, but if I were starting over, it's one I'd probably want to read.
    If you think I'm wrong, you might be right.

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