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BOOKS
• Fundamental Training Principles
• Correct Principles of Application
• Starter Program for Puppies
• Basics; an overview with Flow Chart for Development
• Obedience (formalizing)
• Force Fetch
• Pile work
• Handling/3-handed casting
• Establishing the Mechanics of Tee work
• “Teaching” triples, and Extending Patterns
• 3rd Compound Stage; Double T, Extending pattern distances
• Diversion Mark
• 4th Compound Stage; Water T/Swim-by, Multiple Marks
• Cold Blind Transition/Land
• Cold Blind Transition/Water
• Critical Elements of Marking, Diversion Pressure
• Water Marks
• Diversion drills
• Glossary of Terms

Smartwork for Retrievers volume one; Basics & Transition
Smartwork II; Secrets of the Pros
SmartFetch
Finishing the Transition
Late Transitions in Marking
Bird Placement
Advanced Diversions
Land Blinds
Water Blinds
Handler Tips & Attrition
Tips for Testing
Troubleshooting

Heel, Sit, Here
Force Fetching
“Fetch” Compulsion Begins
E-collar conditioning
Force to pile
When things don’t go like the books & videos say they should go!
Water Force
“What good is all that forcing, anyway?”

DVDs
Puppy Program
Socialization and Beyond
General field protocols
Beware of excesses
My Puppy Plan
How To: Tasks and Skills
Operant Conditioning
E-collar conditioning
Introducing puppies to feathers
Introducing puppies to bumpers & Artificial Game Birds
Puppy Marking
Introduction to Gunfire
Introduction to Water & Water marks for puppies
Decoy introduction
Summary
  1 hour & 20 minutes

Square Sit 
Kennel 
De-bolt
Principles 
Formalizing “Here” w/e-collar 
Pressure Conditioning 
Restraint 
Follow-up 
Heel & Sit 
Square Sit
Kennel

Obedience
(Formalizing fundamental commands)
Objectives 
Flow chart 
Obedience 
Schedules & Marking 
Hold 
Acceptance vs. Avoidance 
Fetch objectives 
The Puzzle 
Tables 
Walking Hold 
Turning off pressure 
Fetch 
Clamming 
Forcing progression 
Transition Review 
Conducting sessions/Hold 
Roller to bumper 
Transition to ear pinch 
Going down 
E-collar conditioning to Fetch 
Stick Fetch 
Fetch-no-fetch 
Force to pile 
Mini-pile to 9-bumper 
Vital details 
Pattern blinds 
Bonus material 
Forcing on birds

SmartFetch DVD
(The best, most detailed course in force fetch)
Prerequisites 
3-handed casting 
Follow-up 3HC 
Transition to Mini-T 
Follow-up/Mini-T 
Drill essentials 
Words of caution 
Running Single T 
En Route Force 
Identify & force on casts 
“Here” as a cast 
The power of Double T 
Running Double T 
Trouble shooting T’s 
Bugging 
No-go 
Popping 
Closing comments

Basic Handling
Prerequisites 
Mentorship 
Warm up & Start session 
“A snag!” 
Rope-a-dope 
Follow up & Review 
Swim-by 
Identify piles 
Treading water 
More than one way 
Put it together 
Non-acceptance 
How do I know when I’m done? 
Ready to move on!

Water Force & Swim-by
Transition; Phase 1
Steadiness 
Passive honor 
Walking baseball 
Pattern blinds 
Running Patterns 
5-leg Patterns 
Wagon Wheel Drills 
4-way Push/Pull Drill 
8-bumper Drill 
16-bumper Drill 
8-handed Casting 
BB Blinds 
Change to Orange 
Zig-zag Drill 
Four-phase Drill

Transition; Phase 2
Tune-up Drills 
Swim-by in Tune-up’s 
Tune-up Drill #1 
Tune-up Drill #2 
Blind Attitude 
Cheating Singles 
Walk around blinds 
KRD 
Primary marking 
Land Diagonal Drills 
Gradient Blind Drill 
Cast-into-water Drill 
No-hands Back Drill

Transition; Phase 3
Advanced Tune-up Drills * 
No-Hands “Back” Drill * 
Cast-off-points Drills * 
Check-down Drills 
Chair Drills * 
Split Drills 
Chinese Drills 
Advanced Mark & Blind use in Cold Set-up’s 
Journal Keeping * 
Choosing Factors 
Blinds; a beginning/middle/end 
Handling/casting tips

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Easy guide to Smartwork system contents @ bottom of page
EASY GUIDE to Smartwork

1. Puppies ~ 7 weeks to 1 year; Smartwork Puppy Program to age 6 months
2. "Basic pup" ~ 6 months of age pup begins formal Basics:
    Includes formal Obedience, force fetch/SmartFetch, Basic Handling, Water Force & Swim-by...usually takes 6 - 8 months
3. Transition: Early transition usually begins during Basics with material from Transition Phase 1
4. Mid transition overlaps as a continuation of early transition, and includes material from Transition Phase 2
5. Late transition overlaps as a continuation of mid transition, and includes material from Transition Phase 3
6. Questions about where other training materials fit into your pup's progression can easily be answered by asking Evan directly via email to rushcreekpress@aol.com, or by messaging directly from this site