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Duck Dog Basics by Chris Akin

Duck Dog Basics
Chris Akin

From choosing the right puppy all the way up to opening day, Chris will show you the way. Join him in this 2 1/2 hour DVD that will show you how it's done. Upon completion of Duck Dog Basics, you'll be ready for opening day with your favorite hunting partner.

DVD Contents:

Socialization, Laying the Foundation

Picking a Puppy & Pedigree
Akin's Answers - What to do with my puppy?
Fun Bumpers - "Hup Hups", retrieves on land
Akin's Answers - What do I do with my puppy when I come home?
Introduction to Water
Introduction to Covers & Decoys
Introduction to Birds
Akin's Answers - Puppy Teeth?
Introduction to Kennel
Akin's Answers - When should formal training begin?

Formal Training - Obedience & Collar Conditioning

Introduction to Formal training
Formal Training - Tools
Formal Training - Obedience
Putting on Checkcord
Sit/Stay & Here
Sit/Stay & Here with a more advanced dog
E-Collar conditioning
Putting on E-Collar
Heel & Here
Introduction to Gunfire

Force Fetch - Fetch, Hold and Leave

Introduction to Force Fetch
Teaching Force Fetch
Akin's Answers - Can I continue to throw retrieves during Force Fetch?
Force Fetch with a more advanced dog
Force Fetch from the ground
Walking Fetch

Formal Marking - Steady to Singles & Doubles

Introduction to Formal Marking
Steady - Singles & Doubles
Diversions - with a less advanced dog
Akin's Answers -Socialize to your hunting environment
Adding Distance
Adding Birds
Adding the Gun
Akin's Answers - Making exceptions with friends and family
Adding Water
Akin's Answers - Teaching your dog his place
Steadying - From the duck blind
Akin's Answers - Taking the right steps on your pup's first few hunts.
Steadying - From the pit
Akin's Answers - Pup's first Hunt
Good Luck!

About Chris Akin

Chris Akin is a duck hunter. His entire career has been built on a love for duck hunting. It wasn't long after high school that Chris had figured a way to make a living as close to duck hunting as possible. It was dogs. He began to understand that he had a natural talent to train retrievers and with time he would develop into one of the very best of our time.

Chris' training style is what many might call unconventional. Unlike just about every other great of our time, Chris' training doesn't fall into a "Rex Carr or Farmer/Aycock" theory. It's all based on a huge number of retrievers trained. It's a safe argument to say that at 41 years of age Chris Akin may have trained more retrievers than anyone in history. With right under 4000 retrievers going through Webb Footed Kennels over the last 20 plus years there are very few that can claim seeing and actually handling anywhere close to as many retrievers as Chris has. Chris' style is based on a retriever's strengths as his style uses a "less-pressure" approach. You'll find that Chris uses more "attaboys" & "attagirls" than almost any trainer in the business.

Chris, his wife Janet and children Kristen and Clay live about 100 yards west of Webb Footed Kennels in the northeastern tip of Arkansas in a small town called Bono. He's well known for training all 7 days of every week, so don't be afraid to stop by and ask questions any time.

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Retrieving & Hunting

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