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Developing Your Gun Dog Puppy Using Markers with Jim Closson
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Developing Your Gun Dog Puppy Using Markers with Jim Closson

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  • 4 hours, 58 minutes long
  • Released Summer 2018
  • Instructor: Jim Closson
  • Immediate streaming access when purchased with Leerburg account
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This DVD is designed to help you build a strong foundation for your new gun dog puppy. We believe that building an active, eager, bold, and confident training partner is the first step towards having a great hunting dog.

The material is laid out in a simple step-by-step, easy to understand progression. The more you focus on your foundation work now before moving onto more challenging processes, the better off you will be.

The program is organized to allow you and your puppy to begin the development process from Day 1. Whether you have a retriever, spaniel or pointing dog. Our goal is for you to feel empowered to pursue more advanced training with your gun-dog by the end of this DVD.


  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Equipment
  • Bringing Your New Puppy Home
  • The Name Game
  • Introducing Your Puppy to the Crate
  • Socialization to the Environment
  • Exposure to Birds
  • Chapter 2: Beginning Marker Work
  • Introduction to the Retrieve Game
  • Exposure to Birds
  • Accepting the Leash
  • Interactive Toys
  • Chapter 3: Learning Limits
  • Building Confidence on Nature Walks
  • Shaping the Sit
  • Shaping the Place
  • Shaping the Down
  • Shaping the Stand
  • Touch Pad Work
  • Exposure to Decoys During Play
  • The ‘Here’ Command
  • Chapter 4: Intro to Birds, Water, and Simple Land Marks
  • Early Water Work
  • Continued Water Work
  • Marking Drills
  • Verbal Cues
  • Chapter 5: Beginning Obedience, 5 Signals of Stay, and Confidence Drills
  • Building Confidence on New Surfaces
  • Environmental Stressors
  • Introduction to the Duck Blind
  • Continued Exposure to Decoys
  • Whistle ‘Here’ Command
  • Simple Water Retrieves
  • Touch Pad Drills for Rear End Awareness
  • Chapter 6: Capturing Calmness and Developing an Off-Switch
  • Expanding Goals of Place and Stay (3 D’s)
  • Teaching Quiet
  • Developing Calmness During Work
  • Field Work Find Em and Flush Em
  • Developing Sight Marking and Expanding Marks
  • Expanding Water Retrieves
  • Chapter 7: Introduction to Gunfire, the Off-Switch, and the Calm Retrieve
  • Introduction to Gunner Thrown Marks
  • Casting Games with Touch Pads
  • Expanding Find Em and Flush Em – Quartering
  • Intro to Gunfire Drills at a Distance with Birds
  • Simple Double Drills
  • Land Water Land Drills
  • Expand Therapy Marks Out Beyond 100 Yards
  • Chapter 8: Graduation from Puppy Program
  • Sit Stay (5-7 minutes)
  • Understanding the 5 Signals
  • Recall Whistle Under Distraction
  • Mark Water Retrieves – 50 Yards
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