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Excellent series for basic training of the puppy from 8 weeks to 6 months. Although Retriever based, the training is the same for the Versatile breeds for the first few months. Remember, however, to balance this training with the field training for hunting and pointing! (See the Riffmuir Videos, below, and use whatever training notes or books you have in conjunction with the videos)
Stick to basic training concepts and keep things simple - you do not need all of the products that DT sells. There is absolutely no need for an E-collar for a pup - do not put one on your youngster, as in Video 5. Use the concepts in these videos, but do not use e-collars or try to force fetch your dog.
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Video 8 provides a good overview of introducing the pup to game. However, a note of caution for our versatile / HPR dogs: do not do much hunting up of dead game as suggested - we do not want to teach our dogs to dive in on game scent just yet, as this may be counter-productive to your pointing training. Don't overdo it.
For the rest, the training concepts are very sound and useful! Set of 14 short videos
UK based HPR training videos. The below are basic puppy training- retrieving and quartering.
It is unecessary to use the whistle for turns as much as he does. By all means develop a quartering pattern to an extent, and teach turns on the whistle - but remember that it's the dog that's doing the hunting - not you!