• Pat

The Most Important Thing? Bombproof Basics.

I'm truly blessed at this point in my career. I get to travel the country meeting folks at every level of the retriever training game. I get to share my love of the sport and hopefully help people in their journey to better themselves and their dog.

And while I love getting to celebrate the successes of my students, I also see the struggles. Almost every week, someone comes to me with a training problem that they’d like me to help them work through. Whether the dog is struggling with a fundamental or advanced concept, I quickly try to evaluate the dog and learn what the handler has already tried in training. Once we dive into problem-solving, I’ll start to notice little things that aren’t quite right.