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Unleash Your Potential

Join The Elite Retriever Revolution and Become the Trainer Your Dog Deserves

An accomplished trainer and handler reap the satisfaction and thrill of fulfilling their greatest dreams

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Are you tired of feeling lost and overwhelmed in your retriever training journey? Do you struggle to make sense of the training principles, grapple with test design, and constantly find yourself falling short of your goals? It's time to break free from these limitations and embark on a transformative path of success. The Elite Retriever Revolution membership is here to revolutionize your training experience and help you become the confident, empowered, and extraordinary trainer and handler your dog deserves.

As a dedicated trainer and handler, you're facing a series of challenges that are holding you back from reaching your full potential. The struggle is real, and it's taking a toll on your confidence and progress:

Lack of Understanding:
You find yourself grappling with the principles behind the fundamental steps of retriever training. It's frustrating not to grasp the core concepts, leaving you unsure of how to proceed effectively.

​Conceptual Confusion:

Effective test design seems like a daunting puzzle. You're struggling to connect the dots and make sense of the intricate concepts, hindering your ability to craft successful tests for your retriever.

Overwhelm in the Field:

When you step onto the field, a wave of uncertainty washes over you. The sheer volume of information and techniques available can be overwhelming, causing you to doubt your decisions and second-guess your training approach.

Inconsistent Handling Skills:

Despite your best efforts, you often find yourself falling short of your goals. Inconsistent handling skills lead to missed opportunities and hinder your ability to achieve the results you desire.

Transformation Through Membership:

The Elite Retriever Revolution membership is your pathway to transformation and success. By joining our exclusive community on a NEW searchable learning platform, you will experience a remarkable shift in your training journey:

Establish a Bombproof Foundation:

I'll guide you through the process of creating a solid foundation for your retriever. With a strong base, you'll unlock the true potential of your canine athlete.

​Gain an Astute Ability to Design and Read Tests:

My expert insights and resources will sharpen your skills in test design and reading. You'll develop a discerning eye and a strategic mindset, ensuring you're always one step ahead in the field.​

Become a Skilled and Insightful Handler:

Through my comprehensive guidance and personalized support, you'll enhance your handling skills. You'll learn how to interpret your retriever's actions and behaviors, enabling you to make informed decisions and nurture a harmonious partnership.


Imagine the freedom and confidence you'll experience when you no longer feel overwhelmed and confused.

Picture yourself excelling as a trainer and handler, consistently producing exceptional dogs and bringing home the ribbons you've always dreamed of.

Membership Benefits:

Monthly packet of concepts, including exclusive videos, resources, curated and created Pat Burns, a seasoned professional with over 40 years of expertise. All content will be host on a phenomenal new platform that is searchable by word. 

Featured test or drill, delivering practical exercises that sharpen your skills and push you towards mastery.

Pat Power Hour and Q&A sessions, where you'll receive personalized insights and problem-solving solutions.

Periodic expert insights webinars, granting you access accomplished trainers and handlers and their invaluable knowledge.

"Ask Pat's Perceptive" feature, enabling you to submit your questions and training videos for tailored feedback and guidance.

Join the private Elite Retriever Revolution Facebook group, connecting with a supportive community of like-minded trainers and handlers.

The system I provide in

The Elite Retriever Revolution™

unleash your potential: helps you become a confident, empowered, insightful, and successful trainer. I want to take you from where you are now to where you want to be.

In this new approach, I believe in a fair and thoughtful way to train that is based on respect and clear communication. One that fosters trust and cooperation between you and your four-legged partner. I’m here to support you and help you unleash your potential, overcome confusion, and become a confident leader.

One of my favorite quote is by
Nelson Mandala:

“I never lose. I either win or I learn"

The Elite Retriever Revolution membership is your ticket to overcoming confusion, unleashing your potential, and experiencing a transformation that will elevate you to new heights. Say goodbye to the confusion, inconsistency, and self-doubt that have hindered your progress. Together, we will revolutionize your training approach and create a legacy of excellence.

Become the trainer and handler that you and your dog have always aspired to be.

If you're determined to be one of those trainers who consistently produces extraordinary dogs and stands as an accomplished handler adorned with ribbons, then this letter holds the key to your success.

The Elite Retriever Revolution: Unleash Your Potential is not just a membership; it's a life-altering opportunity to become the confident, empowered, and exceptional trainer you aspire to be. Let us guide you from where you are now to where you want to be, establishing an unbreakable foundation, mastering test design, and becoming a skilled and insightful handler.

Don't let confusion and uncertainty hold you back any longer. Join The Elite Retriever Revolution membership today and embark on a transformative journey that will redefine your training experience. With our 10-day risk-free guarantee, there's nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Unleash your potential, overcome confusion, and become the confident, successful retriever handler you were destined to be. Together, let's create an extraordinary legacy of excellence in retriever training that will leave a lasting impact for generations to come.

PS. Exciting news! The Retriever Revolution membership is hosted on a new platform. To access the membership content, you'll need to create a new account. Don't worry, your other courses are still on The Elite Retrievers learning platform. For ease, we recommend using the same email and password. This new platform will enhance your experience with improved features and a user-friendly interface. Get ready to unleash the potential of The Retriever Revolution on our new platform. Create your account using the same email and password to embark on this transformative journey with us.

We're here to support you along the way. Thank you for your trust and continued support.

Want to transform your handler abilities and become a better trainer?

Sign up for The Elite Retriever Revolution membership!

Membership sign-up will only open twice a year so don't miss out!

Join our exclusive community of dedicated retriever enthusiasts! This isn't just a membership, it is a lifetime investment in your journey, available at an unbeatable value of $47 per month or $474 annual (a 16% savings).

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Hi there!
I'm Pat Burns

Since 1986, I've been working closely with hundreds of retriever trainers and handlers. As former cofounder of Esprit kennels in 1986, I had was instrumental in the success of over 58 field trial champions and 27 national finalists, including the 2003 National Amateur Field Champion, “Cherokee Rose”. A large part of my career, I spent coaching and mentoring handlers. I developed a passion for connecting with people and coaching them on the nuances of the game. This ultimately led to my clients enjoying and thriving in the sport. I attribute the development of my mentoring skills to the time I spent with Rex Carr. Rex was the ultimate teacher of amateur handlers and the creator of today’s modern retriever training system.

  • What type of dogs does Pat train?
    Pat specializes in training and mentoring retriever teams (handler & canine) for field trial competition and hunt tests. He also consulting in other sporting dog venues.
  • Do you take dogs in for training?
    Pat doesn’t take dogs in for training. Pat’s training model is intended to teach people how to train with their own dogs. Pat does this through Bootcamps, Workshops, Day Training and Online Mentoring Programs.
  • What is the difference between Bootcamps, Workshops and Day Training?"
    Bootcamps are an intense 5 Day Sessions. They last all day and include the maximum amount field work and attention that a day allows. Day training more resembles every day training. It typically includes 2 setups and is best used as a long-term program. Workshops are more like a seminar style event. They are usually sponsored by clubs or training groups. Workshops usually span 3-4 days.
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