Here, Heel & Sit with 2-sided heeling, Remote Sit, Kennel
Easy widespread hand thrown double marks, Initial steadying, Introduction to simple water retrieves
Force Fetch: Hold, Fetch, CC to Fetch, Walking Fetch, Force to Pile 3-handed Casting
CC to all basic commands including de-bolting
T-Work: Mini-T with 2-hands Back Single-T Double-T
Water Force, Water-T with Swim-by
High-success type marks:
Singles, 50-100 yards, light cover, Little-to-no steadiness requirement Leash or Slip Cord Steadiness Assist, Introduction to gunners in the field, Stickman Drills as singles Hand deliveries, Hand deliveries to heel, Increased steadiness Strong steadiness requirement, begin honoring Simple Water Doubles Moderate-to-Long non-cheating Water Marks
Tune-up Drills, Cheating Singles, Taught/Permanent Water Blinds, Simple Cold Water Blinds
Four-phase Drill, Basic Diversion Mark Drill, Taught Blinds with Diversion Marks
Bringing Basic Skills to the Field
Marks in light to moderate cover at distances of 50-200 yards. Closer proximity Double marks at contrasting distances
Low pressure handling on field exercises at gradually increasing distance Closer proximity, higher concept marking Single diversion mark with simple cold blind/AKA Blind Drills
A word from another SMARTWORK system user ~
"I have other training material from different trainers and I can honestly say that I've learned something from all of them. I hope I always can, but with Smartwork, the bar has been set extremely high and that's a good thing IMHO.
For instance, in a DVD I have, a man is teaching a young pup to handle. He throws the bumper to a pile; the dog focusing on the bumper never takes his eyes off of it. The man gives the signal w/command "over" and the dog never looks back at the man for the cast. Whoa! Stop! Red Light here! As a relative newbie and "brought up" the Smartwork way, I'm thinking how can this man teach casting without the dog ever paying attention to him? He must first get the dogs attention, else how could he ever take a silent cast.
Anyway, that's the sort of stuff your attention to detail has allowed me to see. I truly appreciate what you've done with this system and how you're helping us be better trainers. You have allowed, those of us who choose, to see "what they might have been". I believe Rex would be proud that you've taken training to the next level.
Thank you so much!"
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