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Danny Farmer & Mike Lardy

The Farmer / Lardy Symposium

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The two most successful retriever field trial trainers in the history of the sport, Danny Farmer and Mike Lardy, together for the first time, demonstrate and discuss a multitude of training techniques and philosophies.

This 11 hour 4 DVD set is a must have for every working retriever enthusiast's library.

Includes 4 DVD set


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The Story.....A vision for revolutionary approach to a retriever training event was cast by Pat Burns. This training event would bring together the most elite retriever sport experts showcasing their techniques and knowledge to a group of dedicated, progressive handlers and their canine athletes.

This vision became reality at the Farmer/Lardy Symposium held in the foothills of the East Tennessee mountains, on the Chad and Paige Baker estate. Led by the most influential powerhouses in the sport, Danny Farmer and Mike Lardy, the symposium provided four comprehensive, focused days that explored every training technique available.

This 11 hour video was produced to capture this event as if you were attending the symposium.

Includes 4 DVD set

Land Marks

  • Bird placement
  • Diversion placement
  • Flyer setup
  • Head swinging
  • Heeling to line
  • Silent heeling drill
  • Handler movement on line
  • Line manners
  • Handling on marks
  • And much more…..

Land Blinds

  • Literal casting
  • Crossing the line
  • Micro steps
  • Silent cast refusal
  • Sloppy sits
  • Sideway sits
  • Friendly whistles
  • Boxing in blind end
  • And much more…..

Water Marks

  • Birds in the water
  • Training versus trial tests
  • Alberta procedure
  • Flyer placement
  • Handling on marks
  • Delayed marks
  • Popping on marks (Chapters 1,2,3)
  • And much more……


  • Ontario Ten Step
  • Danny’s Basic Demo—sit means sit

Water Blinds

  • Whistle timing
  • Giving pressure
  • Cookbook training
  • Dealing with long entries
  • And much more….

Tertiary Land Marks

  • Development of marking
  • Secondary selection
  • Line manners
  • Discussion and Q&A

Discussion and Q&A
Comments from Symposium handlers