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  • Farmer Lardy Symposium DVD Review

    Farmer Lardy Symposium DVD Review

    The Farmer/Lardy Symposium was a landmark retriever training event in 2017 captured on film. Read this review of the 11 hour DVD, highly recommended for the retriever trainer.

    by Dennis Voigt
    Posted November 26, 2017
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  • AIRFLOW Bumper Review

    AIRFLOW Bumper Review

    The new AIRFLOW bumper has a revolutionary design with several advantages in material characteristics. This review describes results of extensive field testing.

    by Dennis Voigt
    Posted August 31, 2017
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  • Thoughts on Bird Placement When Judging

    A discussion of the many factors to consider when deciding where to place the birds in a field trial or hunt test. Good bird placement is the key to a good trial. 

    by Ted Shih and Dennis Voigt
    Posted July 01, 2011
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  • Training Principles and Guidelines

    These Training Principles and Guidelines of Mike Lardy and Dennis Voigt were derived from Total…

    Mike Lardy and Dennis Voigt
    Posted May 09, 2016
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  • A Discussion about Judging the Derby

    Required reading for all Derby and Junior Field trial judges. Much food for thought here in a discussion that challenges what you often see in the minor stakes on the weekend.

    by Judy Rasmuson and Dennis voigt
    Posted January 01, 2013
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  • Review of Hillmann's Fundamentals Part 2-Water

    Bill Hillmann has two DVDs on his Fundamentals training program. They are similar to a Basics level with some early Transition work. The first was Land Fundamentals and here Dennis Voigt reviews Part 2 on water fundamentals

    by Dennis Voigt
    Posted April 01, 2014
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  • Review of Hillmann's Training a Retriever Puppy Revised

    Bill Hillmann's 1st edition Training a Retriever Puppy has been widely received as an excellent method for early puppy training. The 2nd edition reviewed here by Dennis Voigt adds much new material and features several different pups. Contents of the 2 DVD are listed.

    by Dennis Voigt
    Posted April 01, 2013
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  • Coat Colour Genetics in Retrievers

    Coat colour inheritance in retrievers is often poorly understood. In this article by Susan Taylor, DVM, the genetics of coat colour is clearly described for Labrados, Goldens and Chessies.. 

    by Susan Taylor, DVM
    Posted March 01, 2009
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  • Retriever Training Workshops

    Retriever Training Workshops have become an excellent way to expand your dog training knowledge. this review describes the benefits of attending a workshop and describes some experiences from a Pat Burns/Andy Attar event.

    by Dennis Voigt
    Posted January 01, 2013
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  • Review of Training with Mike Lardy Volumes

    Mike Lardy's Volumes are from his Retriever Journal articles and are one of the best buys out there. This review describes his latest Volume 4 plus lists Contents of Volume 1-3. They are available at

    by Dennis Voigt
    Posted January 01, 2013
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