Summer Tour Begins

2018 Summer Tour Begins


Hello, friends! Wow, has the year flown by! I hope you all had a spectacular spring. I have had a few weeks of rest and relaxation at home in Bristol. Now it’s time to get movin’ again. That’s’s time for a “road trip!”

The 2018 Summer Tour will be truly a trek across America. My starting point was on the grounds of Swift River Retrievers located in Templeton, Massachusetts on June 1. From there, I headed to my old stomping grounds in Fenwick, Michigan for the second of three clinics scheduled. Then its “big wheels keep on turnin'” as I travel west to the 2018 National Amateur Retriever Championship in Roseburg, Oregon where I will be assisting The Retriever News Team cover all the excitement. Here is the link Make sure you follow us throughout the event. And if you are in Oregon, stop by my Elite Retrievers tent for the latest aerial and ground level perspectives. Good luck to all the contestants.

After the NARC concludes, I work my way back across the west. I have two clinics scheduled in Fort Collins and Longmont, Colorado and one in McCall, Idaho before heading back to New England for the remainder of the season. My summer road trip winds down in Burnham, Maine on the last weekend in August. For more detailed dates and cities, please see my calendar at

I’m looking forward to some time in the east Tennessee mountains this fall. I am working on securing some dates in September and October for this fall’s “Bristol Sessions” as well as some pre-trial training options in the mid-Atlantic region.


From November through April I will finally take up residence in the Boston/Thomasville, Georgia area. We are so blessed with amazing grounds here in southern Georgia which was the site for the 2017 National Retriever Championship and the 2017 Master Amateur Invitational. It is arguably the greatest concentration of training grounds dedicated to retrievers in the country. I would like to invite you to “Please Come to Boston” for a training workshop as I will be hosting many events and am happy customize a training trip for you and your friends. I look forward to hearing from you. Feel free to give me a call or drop me a text or email and I’ll get back to you between training sessions.

We have also completed some updates to our website to include more information about the Boston/Thomasville, Georgia area. Be sure to check it out!

Thank you for your continued support and I hope to see you along the way.

Pat Burns
Elite Retrievers