I just got my copy of Training a Retriever Puppy by Bill Hillmann. I watch up through day 15 which seems like a great approach. I have actually bought and watched all his other DVD's prior to this one so it was right in line with his other DVD's as far as techniques which I love his approach. I am plan on following his methods all the way through my formal training.
The "days" are definitely a little confusing as from my reading on RTF that these are not days but "sessions". No biggie, just take it slow and progress each training session.
One thing that stood out was that Bill does not use the word "here" during his initial training before the sit command is solid. My question is, do you not use the command "here" for everyday activity around the house, playing, etc? So no use of the "here" command at all until the pup has sit down solid? Or do you just not use it during these training sessions?
Thanks for your help. I get my pup next weekend so very excited to start the puppy process all over again...