Total Retriever Marking

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Total Retriever Marking

This DVD set covers marking from puppies through advanced training. Mike uses field demonstrations and evening  discussions to describe a complete sequential marking program and to explore a wide variety of marking topics.

Fireside discussions with Mike Lardy expand on the marking concepts in each DVD. These discussions cover commonly asked questions from both FIELD TRIAL and HUNT TEST perspectives.

A comprehensive manual includes introductory remarks, clarifying comments, definitions, diagrams and detailed information on various topics. The manual supports the dvds and details important concepts in sidebars throughout the manual.

4 DVDs set includes 5 hours of instruction and demonstrations, a comprehensive manual, s/h in U.S.   $149.95








Total Retriever Marking Topics

Using this Manual and the DVDs
Index to Side-Bar Topics
Principles of Training
Training Sequence
SECTION I Puppy Through Basics - DVDs
Progressing on Land
Introduction To Retrieving
Introduction to Gunner-thrown Marks
Yard Multiples (manual only)
Walking Singles
Singles Off Multiple Guns
Introduction to Retired and Hidden Gun (manual only)
Teaching Doubles
Progressing on Doubles (manual only)
Delayed Triple
Progressing on Water
Introduction to Water Retrieves
Introduction with Gunner-Thrown Marks
Stretching Them Out
Simple Re-entries
Conventional De-cheating
Simple Water Doubles
Evening Discussion
Right Start for Puppies
Use of Eyes and Nose
Scent Discrimination
Types of Birds and Bumpers
Gun Shyness
Standards at the Line
Voice at Line
Lack of Birdiness
Aggressive Bird Handling
Camouflage vs. White on Guns
Introduction of Collar in the Field
Progressing Water before Cheating Singles
Evaluating Potential of Young Dogs
Physical Evaluation of Young Dogs
SECTION II Transition - DVD 2
Mechanics of Running a Dog
Progressing on Water
Cheating Singles
Re-entry Cheating Singles
Cheaters As Memory Birds
Progressing On Land (manual only)
Evening Discussion
2-Sided Heeling
Desire and Fire
Use of Flyers
Note Taking
Cover Cheating
Training Sequences
Use of Hand and Other Cues
SECTION III Advanced - DVD 3&4
Land Set-Ups
Long Retired Gun Double
Long Retired Gun Triple
Secondary Selection
JP Triple
Pre-Trial Triple
Water Set-Ups
Retired Gun Down the Shore
Eraser Bird Triple
Bulldog Triple
Stupid Water Quad
Evening Discussion
White Coats and Hunt Tests
Testing vs. Training
Connection of Blind Retrieve and Marking Training
When to Help, Handle, Call back
Readiness for Competition
Trial or Test Scheduling
Natural Marking