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    Harry sorry if I was misinformed but could you tell us the names of the dogs that have been made to field champions by this kennel. My friend in the UK seems to think he is correct.

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    Drakeshead kennels are close by me and theyre DVD set is well worth checking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Cook View Post
    Keith's success on the competition field in Ireland is well documented, as is his reputation as an Internationally renouned canine behaviourist.
    Harry, we appreciate your passion and response, however, I think Labber and maybe others are asking about the "documentation". Where is it?

    In the US , field trial results, dog performance, owners and handlers, are readily available.
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    Any chance of a further short demonstration on his training methods?

    That said, I am a DVD victim, and would buy it. Have bought UK "nationals" in the past. Heck a friend recently lent me an UK spaniel national!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by labber View Post
    Drakeshead kennels are close by me and theyre DVD set is well worth checking out.
    John Halstead is one of the top trainers-trialers in the U.K. I haven't saw any of his video's but am thinking of it.
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    Isn't the Drakeshead DVD years and years old? At least a decade!
    Field trial labradors, the wind beneath my wings,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie View Post
    Isn't the Drakeshead DVD years and years old? At least a decade!
    They've been around a while, but I would still like to see em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyb View Post
    don't mean to cast asperisions, but WHO in the USA sits a dog on his left side and send with his right hand ????

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    Any technique from any country that improves our retriever training, is worth absorbing. This might mean you have to overlook the differences in the small details, but that effort may be worthwhile if you learn something new about a bigger concept.

    Not saying they do it better or necessarily know more than the US experts, I haven't even seen the DVDs, but I'll bet there are things to be learned from anyone who is successful at what they do. Especially if the scenery is REALLY pretty!

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    Hi Jen,
    James up here in Canada......I have been following the post on the DVD by Keith Matthews, and I must say that some of the comments and criticisms about the trainer and his DVD are really disappointing and sickening, especially comment about dog on left side sent by right hand signal, wow. Don't these guys understand that the field trials originated in Britain long before they were introduced to U.S. and Canada. This post was to help promote a well respected trainer and trialer and his DVD, not to shoot him down and nit-pick like a bunch of old hens.

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    James,

    I think it's good to ask questions about and really vet any supposed experts putting out a DVD. Especially if you're spending more than $100. I see what you're saying, but can't blame anyone for questioning something different. It's when you get the right answers to the questions when the good stuff happens.

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