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    Default Best video for force fetch

    I know it's been asked a thousand times but I'm lookin at getting fowl dogs smartworks or lardys and would like some reviews from people that have used one of these programs. I have a 7 month old lab that I've been working on force fetch but he had a injury ( broke a toe nail) so we have to take it easy for the next week or 2 and I plan on buying what ever DVD has the best recommendations and wanna start all over with fore fetch.

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    I like TRT 2d but others swear by Smartworks. I also hear good things about Fowldogs. It is almost like asking someone which pickup they like: Chevy, Ford or Dodge.

    I think it also depends on your goals. Lardy is in the Field Trial Hall of Fame and his accomplishments speak for themselves. I have heard that Smartworks is best for first time trainers. I really don't know much about Fowldogs.

    You can't go wrong in picking any of the three.

    My comments are about the total programs and not isolating just ff. Hope this helps.
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    Wayne is correct. I started out with TRT and now have a few DVD's on the subject. Keep looking and one or two will click. Don

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    Danny Farmer and Judy Aycock have a new DVD Just on Force Fetch. It takes you from Hold to Collar Conditioning
    with young dogs experiencing each step for the first time and follows those dogs. It is very extensive and even shows amateurs working some tasks while Judy and Danny narrate and step in verbally or physically or both.
    I think it is excellent and very user friendly for even the most inexperienced. Available where Avery products are sold or at dannyfarmer.com price is $49.95 and well worth it. Judy spent years with Rex Carr and her knowledge and ability to share with others is 2nd to none. Being a teacher and coach for 35 years I can say she is one of the best I've seen and I have seen some great ones.
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    I have seen and used to some extent most of the methods that have been mentioned with exception of the Danny Farmer video. I do like Danny and have watched a few of his videos and taken a lot away from them so that might be a good route. Between Lardy and Graham it is my opinion that you will get more from Smartfetch. While I like Lardy's stuff I don't believe that he goes into as much detail, including key reads on the dog, as Smartfetch does. IMO for someone like you who is doing this for the first time, you would be better off with Smartfetch.

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    I like both of them.

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    Danny Farmer and Judy Aycock FF video! I also like TRT and Fowl Dawgs!

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    if you want your dog properly forced fetch, go with a pro.

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    Or get with a local pro and learn how to FF!

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    I have them all too. If just force fetch, Farmer/Aycock, then SmartFetch.
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