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
Elite day school, taught by Pat himself.
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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.
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.