PAT'S OFFERINGS

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DAY SCHOOL

The Day School experience is similar to the training experience that dogs and handlers experienced with Pat while at Handjem Retrievers for many years, now with more individual instruction and more customized training. This is unlike a “bootcamp or workshop" with extensive demonstrations and explanations, however more like every-day training. Day School is primarily for dogs that can run cold blinds and multiple marks and are ultimately training for Qualifying through All-age level field trials. And, we welcome advanced hunt test dogs and even a young dog in basics.

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BOOTCAMP

In the 5 day Bootcamp, we will spend 2 days focusing on sharpening fundamentals, 2 days on field setups and a day on customized needs.  The level of the work will be age and level appropriate.  The challenges will increase as the week goes on.  Unlike Day School, Bootcamp will include demonstrations along with time for in depth explanations.  These will be full days.  The structure of Bootcamp style is best utilized by attending multiple camps.  The course model gives dog/handler teams homework between camps.  This gives me time to monitor the development of the teams over the course of the winter/spring training sessions.  The experience will expose you to arguably the best training grounds in the country.  Come be a part of the fun!

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WORKSHOPS

 Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience. Workshops consists of 8 to 12 dog/handler teams. Observer spots are available, and will be limited. 

Most workshops are sponsored by clubs or training groups. Feel free to inquire regarding specific details. 

  • Sessions allow plenty of time for dog work, as well as question and answer discussion and continuing education. 

  • Provides participants and observers with game day and training strategies that help dog and handler teams perform to their maximum potential. 

  • Learn how to incorporate yard work and drills to enhance fieldwork as well as problem solve. 

  • Often times video review is incorporated into the analyzing of dog and handler behaviors. This results in a dynamic event that presents a different experience based on the participants involved. 

A typical workshop format: Day 1- starts with a couple of field set-ups. This allows Pat to get a feel for the dogs’ trial behavior, handlers’ skills and goals. Day 2- is likely to start with a review of day one. Pat will take a more active role in managing the challenges and corrections chosen. The day will be interspersed with discussions about problem solving and improving handler mechanics. Day 3 & 4 will concentrate more on the individual teams. Pat’s increased depth of understanding of both dog and handler will allow him to bore in on specific needs. Then he will wrap-up with an emphasis on a training plan and a review of lessons learned. 

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ELITE RETRIEVER INDIVIDUAL 8-WEEK MENTORING PROGRAM 

My passion is mentoring and helping amateur teams grow and evolve their handling skills as well as hone their critical analysis of training set ups in order to succeed at the next level.

Goals for the 8 weeks:

  • Assessment and clarity of goals (short term goals as well as 24 months goals)

  • Create Personalized training plan - build a long and short- term plan to reach goals, includes structure, scheduling and daily tasks.

  • Real-time Support - work the plan while having the support, guidance and accountability


Logistics:

  • (8)- 45 minute coaching calls via Zoom

  • Unlimited email support between sessions

  • Video training review

  • Recordings of all our sessions so you can refer back

 

Day Schools

The Day School experience is similar to the training experience that dogs and handlers experienced with Pat while at Handjem Retrievers for many years, now with more individual instruction and more customized training. This is unlike a “bootcamp or workshop" with extensive demonstrations and explanations, however more like every-day training. Day School is primarily for dogs that can run cold blinds and multiple marks and are ultimately training for Qualifying through All-age level field trials. And, we welcome advanced hunt test dogs and even a young dog in basics.

Upcoming Elite Day Schools

Elite Retriever Day School

Nov 29- Dec2 ,202

The Day School experience is similar to the training experience that dogs and handlers experienced with Pat while at Handjem Retrievers for many years, now with more individual instruction and more customized training. 

Elite Retriever Day School

Dec 6-10, 2021

The Day School experience is similar to the training experience that dogs and handlers experienced with Pat while at Handjem Retrievers for many years, now with more individual instruction and more customized training. 

Upcoming Handjem Day Schools

*The dates and classes listed below are only dates being taught by Pat.  For more dates, click the link below to send your request.

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Handjem Day School Wisconsin

May 24- 28, 2021

Pat will be offering individual instruction and custom day training. The experience will be like a Pre National training without the tension of the big event.

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Handjem Day School Wisconsin

June 14-18, 2021

Pat will be offering individual instruction and custom day training. The experience will be like a Pre National training without the tension of the big event.

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Handjem Day School Wisconsin

June 21-25, 2021

Pat will be offering individual instruction and custom day training. The experience will be like a Pre National training without the tension of the big event.

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Handjem Day School Wisconsin

July 12-16 , 2021

Pat will be offering individual instruction and custom day training. The experience will be like a Pre National training without the tension of the big event.

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Handjem Day School Wisconsin

July 19- 23, 2021

Pat will be offering individual instruction and custom day training. The experience will be like a Pre National training without the tension of the big event.

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Handjem Day School Wisconsin

August 9-13, 2021

Montello, WI

Pat will be offering individual instruction and custom day training. The experience will be like a Pre National training without the tension of the big event.

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Handjem Day School Wisconsin

Aug 16-20, 2021 Montello, WI

Pat will be offering individual instruction and custom day training. The experience will be like a Pre National training without the tension of the big event.

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Handjem Day School Wisconsin

Aug 30- Sept 3, 2021

Montello, WI

Pat will be offering individual instruction and custom day training. The experience will be like a Pre National training without the tension of the big event.

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Handjem Day School Wisconsin

Sept 6-10, 2021

Montello, WI

Pat will be offering individual instruction and custom day training. The experience will be like a Pre National training without the tension of the big event.

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Handjem Day School Wisconsin

Oct 18-22, 2021

Boston, GA

Pat will be offering individual instruction and custom day training. The experience will be like a Pre National training without the tension of the big event.

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Handjem Day School Wisconsin

Oct 25-29, 2021

Boston, GA

Pat will be offering individual instruction and custom day training. The experience will be like a Pre National training without the tension of the big event.

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Handjem Day School Wisconsin

Nov 1-4, 2021

Boston, GA

Pat will be offering individual instruction and custom day training. The experience will be like a Pre National training without the tension of the big event.

 
 
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Bootcamps

In the 5 day Bootcamp, we will spend 2 days focusing on sharpening fundamentals, 2 days on field setups and a day on customized needs.  The level of the work will be age and level appropriate.  The challenges will increase as the week goes on.  Unlike Day School, Bootcamp will include demonstrations along with time for in depth explanations.  These will be full days.  The structure of Bootcamp style is best utilized by attending multiple camps.  The course model gives dog/handler teams homework between camps.  This gives me time to monitor the development of the teams over the course of the winter/spring training sessions.  The experience will expose you to arguably the best training grounds in the country.  Come be a part of the fun!

Upcoming Bootcamps

 2022 Bootcamp Schedule 

COMING FALL 2021

 

Workshops

 Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience. Workshops consists of 8 to 12 dog/handler teams. Observer spots are available, and will be limited. 

Most workshops are sponsored by clubs or training groups. Feel free to inquire regarding specific details. 

  • Sessions allow plenty of time for dog work, as well as question and answer discussion and continuing education. 

  • Provides participants and observers with game day and training strategies that help dog and handler teams perform to their maximum potential. 

  • Learn how to incorporate yard work and drills to enhance fieldwork as well as problem solve. 

  • Often times video review is incorporated into the analyzing of dog and handler behaviors. This results in a dynamic event that presents a different experience based on the participants involved. 

A typical workshop format:

 

Day 1- starts with a couple of field set-ups. This allows Pat to get a feel for the dogs’ trial behavior, handlers’ skills and goals.

Day 2- is likely to start with a review of day one. Pat will take a more active role in managing the challenges and corrections chosen. The day will be interspersed with discussions about problem solving and improving handler mechanics.

Day 3 & 4 will concentrate more on the individual teams. Pat’s increased depth of understanding of both dog and handler will allow him to bore in on specific needs. Then he will wrap-up with an emphasis on a training plan and a review of lessons learned. 

Upcoming Workshops

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Elite Workshop

Great Lakes Group,

Fenwick,MI

July 5-9, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Elite Workshop

Great Lakes Group,

Fenwick,MI 

July 5-9, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Workshops consists of 8 to 12 dog/handler teams. Observer spots are available, and will be limited. 

Click to inquire about this class!

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Elite Workshop

Maranatha Kennel,

Buxton, ME

July 24-27, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Elite Workshop

Maranatha Kennel,

Buxton, ME

July 24-27, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Workshops consists of 8 to 12 dog/handler teams. Observer spots are available, and will be limited. 

Click to inquire about this class!

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Elite Workshop

Mission Valley Group

Polson, MT

August 2-5, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Elite Workshop

Mission Valley Group

Polson, MT

Aug 2-5, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Workshops consists of 8 to 12 dog/handler teams. Observer spots are available, and will be limited. 

Click to inquire about this class!

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Elite Workshop

Regan Group,

Millbrook, NY

August 21-24, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Elite Workshop

Regan Group,

Millbrook, NY

August 21-24, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Workshops consists of 8 to 12 dog/handler teams. Observer spots are available, and will be limited. 

Click to inquire about this class!

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Elite Workshop

Great Lakes Group,

Fenwick,MI

September 20-23, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Elite Workshop

Great Lakes Group,

Fenwick, MI

September 20-23, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Workshops consists of 8 to 12 dog/handler teams. Observer spots are available, and will be limited. 

Click to inquire about this class!

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Elite Workshop

Regan Group,

Millbrook, NY

September 27-30, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Elite Workshop

Regan Group,

Millbrook, NY

September 27-30, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Workshops consists of 8 to 12 dog/handler teams. Observer spots are available, and will be limited. 

Click to inquire about this class!

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Elite Workshop

Emporia, VA

October 8-10, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Elite Workshop

Emporia, VA

October 8-10, 2021

Supercharge your training season with a unique three to four-day experience.

Workshops consists of 8 to 12 dog/handler teams. Observer spots are available, and will be limited. 

Click to inquire about this class!

Phone Consultation

One-Call Plan

  • 1-Hour Phone Consultation

  • Q&A Session with Pat

Price:

$87

Three-Call Plan

  • 3 x 30-Minute phone calls

  • Q&A Session with Pat

Price:

$157

After purchasing your plan, you will receive an email with a link to schedule your call!