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    I'm considering buying some Bill Hillman DVDs to work with a 1yr old Golden Retriever. For those familiar with his DVDs, in the description of the "Training a Retriever Puppy" DVD it lists: e-collar introduction, traffic cop, and fetch. However, there are also separate DVDs covering these topics as well. If I go down the route of Hillman's approach to training, am I expected to buy these as well or are these topics covered well enough for most folks in the Training a Retriever Puppy DVD?

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    Training a Retriever Puppy
    The Fetch Command
    Traffic Cop
    Electric Collar
    Fundamentals - Land
    Fundamentals - Water
    Advanced Retriever Training

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    Really depends upon the dog. Start with the general overview. If you get hung up and need a deeper look on one or the other topic, you can get that one. Shop for used.
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    Start with "Training A Retriever Puppy" and go through that entire DVD.

    Then I think you'll have a good idea if you want to continue with his program.

    Then from there you can get the Fetch DVD and the fundamental DVDs.

    The Puppy DVD is great to start with even if you move in a different direction at 7-8 months old.

    I also think the fundamental DVDs are excellent! I use them in conjunction with TRT2 by Lardy because he follows the same basic progression with a few extra drills and techniques that I found very helpful for someone who does a lot of training alone.
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    Thanks everyone. Will start with the puppy DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandallCdn View Post
    Thanks everyone. Will start with the puppy DVD.
    While many folks are fine with the original version, I'd urge you to get the "Revised Edition" (as shown in the black font at the bottom of the cover photo)

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    I have a copy of Hillmans training a retriever puppy for sale if you are interested .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mja9346 View Post
    I have a copy of Hillmans training a retriever puppy for sale if you are interested .
    Sorry, I ended up ordering last night and Mary has already confirmed the order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Atkinson View Post
    While many folks are fine with the original version, I'd urge you to get the "Revised Edition" (as shown in the black font at the bottom of the cover photo)

    Revised addition. Thanks for the advice. Is that the 2nd edition of "that" dvd?
    Is the above 2nd edition a totally different dvd than that of "The Art and Science of Raising a Puppy", or was "TASRP" the first edition? Trying to figure out the chronology of the dvd's myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mja9346 View Post
    I have a copy of Hillmans training a retriever puppy for sale if you are interested .
    I sent you a pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoytman View Post
    Revised addition. Thanks for the advice. Is that the 2nd edition of "that" dvd?
    Is the above 2nd edition a totally different dvd than that of "The Art and Science of Raising a Puppy", or was "TASRP" the first edition? Trying to figure out the chronology of the dvd's myself.
    "Art and Science" is a different DVD than "Training a Retriever Puppy."

    For my first puppy I bought "Training a Retriever Puppy" 1st ed. and "Fetch command." Later bought "Traffic Cop" which covered a lot of the same ground - for me not enough to make the purchase and time viewing it worthwhile but I also had Lardy etc. that I was viewing.

    Meanwhile "Art and Science" and "TRP" 2nd ed. came out so I bought those for second puppy. Art and Science covers a lot of the same ground as the other DVDs but I thought it had some gems in it that I did not find in the other DVDs.
    Last edited by Renee P.; 03-27-2019 at 11:18 AM.

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