DVD's beat Books, Training seminars are best. No one likes the Farmer Aycock DVD's? That's interesting-probably the 2 most successful FT trainers in history.
I love both of their videos and even the few articles on Vinwoods website. I don't normally recommend them as an all inclusive program though due to the fact that they only go through basics and not into transitional work. Also although I do like some of the principals mentioned in the FF DVD I feel that smartfetch is the most step by step and information laden video out there. Given the fact that FF and CC are the hardest for the new trainer to grasp and are incidentally some of the most important fundamentals, I recommend what I feel is the most thorough and easy to understand for the new trainer which, in my opinion, is Smartworks.
I also feel after looking at both that Farmers basics almost mirrors Lardys. The only real difference is that Farmer doesn't go to pattern blinds after TT he goes straight to cold walkout blinds. Of course the DVD doesn't go that far.
As far as Fowl Dogs, I do like Stawski and feel it is a very good program for the beginner but again don't feel that there is as much detail about FF and that is a key element for the beginning trainer.
They all have great things and things I don't like so much. I wish I could create a "Super Video" by blending them all together. Unfortunately I can't so I go with what I feel is best for the new guy.