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"Smartworks" training system
Last Post 31 Aug 2009 07:45 AM by lvrgsp. 15 Replies.
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ggburkeUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:14 ggburke
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20 Jul 2009 09:29 AM

     

    Has anyone else tried this Smatwork method? I want to freshen up my training routine.
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    20 Jul 2009 06:40 PM
    No but I would it looks pretty good what I've read about it.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    llewellinUser is Offline Happy Puppy Happy Puppy Send Private Message Posts:102 llewellin
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    20 Jul 2009 10:12 PM
    is this for pointing dogs, labs, both?? i'd like to here more about this. i should probably google it on the internet machine
    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
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    21 Jul 2009 06:41 AM
    ggburke, can you fill me in? I'm not familiar with it.
    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
    ggburkeUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:14 ggburke
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    21 Jul 2009 09:05 AM

    I don't know much. It was mentioned by Bert on the beeper collar post. It is called Smartworks by Evan Graham. I was looking for someone who uses it. The website looked interesting. Maybe Bert will chime in....

    Here is the link:

    http://www.rushcreekpress.com/

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    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    24 Jul 2009 09:07 AM
    Ok I read up on it and it looks good but whats wrong with Wolters for flushing and retriever training. I don't use his pointing stuff but his retriever stuff works great. What are you looking for in it (to train for). I guess that's my question.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    ggburkeUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:14 ggburke
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    25 Jul 2009 12:49 PM

    I am looking for variety, changing things up, makimg it fresh,  a game. a challenge.  I get tired of the same drill,  my dog does too. 

    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    25 Jul 2009 04:11 PM
    If you do get it please share your thoughts on it. It looks like it's a great training method and the write ups and info on Smart Works look good.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    BertUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:51 Bert
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    27 Jul 2009 08:17 AM
    Posted By ggburke on 21 Jul 2009 09:05 AM

    I don't know much. It was mentioned by Bert on the beeper collar post. It is called Smartworks by Evan Graham. I was looking for someone who uses it. The website looked interesting. Maybe Bert will chime in....

    Here is the link:

    http://www.rushcreekpress.com/

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    I use Smartworks on my current dog. Please let me know what you want to know about the training. I had been using the Danny Farmer and Judy Aycock method on my previous dogs but I REALLY like Smartworks much better.

    I attended a class with Evan up in Stevens Point, WI a couple of years back and it was at a Pointers club. I have a Black Lab (see avatar) that is whislte, hand signal and verbally trained.

     

    NRA Life Member, NRA Cert. Personal Protection Pistol Instructor, NRA Cert. RSO, Class III RSO/KCR
    HillbillyUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:706 Hillbilly
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    27 Jul 2009 10:38 AM
    It sounds worth getting.
    Life's Short Play Hard
    BertUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:51 Bert
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    27 Jul 2009 02:13 PM
    This program is worth every penny.
    NRA Life Member, NRA Cert. Personal Protection Pistol Instructor, NRA Cert. RSO, Class III RSO/KCR
    PorknbeansUser is Offline Master Hunter Master Hunter Send Private Message Posts:542 Porknbeans
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    30 Jul 2009 08:09 PM
    It looks like this is a system for retrievers only, correct?
    Porknbeans Grand High Pooba of the Fraternal Order of Procrastinators
    BertUser is Offline Pheasant Chick Pheasant Chick Send Private Message Posts:51 Bert
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    31 Jul 2009 08:35 AM

    That is correct PB. I'm sure you could use the general obedience on any dog that was large enough to handle an E collar.

    This system is geared toward force fetch training of all gun dogs.

    NRA Life Member, NRA Cert. Personal Protection Pistol Instructor, NRA Cert. RSO, Class III RSO/KCR
    coolcreekretrieversUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:35 coolcreekretrievers
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    11 Aug 2009 10:43 PM

    Smartworks is a very good training program. Even is very well know in the retriever FT circuit He has traind some very nice FC-AFC dogs. If you are new to training it is easier to follow than Mike Lardy.

    www.coolcreekretrievers.com
    edwardsUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:5 edwards
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    25 Aug 2009 07:39 AM


    Thanks for sharing Hillbilly!

    lvrgspUser is Offline Pheasant Egg Pheasant Egg Send Private Message Posts:3 lvrgsp
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    31 Aug 2009 07:45 AM

    As previously mentioned Evan Grahams smartwork training is an excellent program to follow, especially for retrievers, but pointer guys don't let that fool you. you can use Evans basic FF methods to FF just about any dog...well worth the price in my opinion, one of the better FF program dvd's out there...

     

    JMO,

    Lvrgsp

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