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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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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. 

  • 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. 

Day School
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Elite 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.

The fall/winter day school will be held in BOSTON, GA starting October 16, 2023 - April 25, 2024

Upcoming Elite Day Schools

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Workshops

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

Elite Retriever Workshop 
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Central Minnesota Retriever Club

July 7-9, 2023

St. Cloud, Minnesota

Elite Retriever Workshop 
Gilmanton, Wisconsin

Private Event

July 10-13, 2023

Gilmanton, Wisconsin

Elite Retriever Workshop 
Fenwick, Michigan

Great Lakes Workshop

July 15-18, 2023

Fenwick, Michigan

Elite Retriever Workshop 
Buxton, Maine

Maranatha Workshop

July 27-30, 2023

Buxton, Maine

Elite Retriever Workshop 
Thorndike, Maine

Wildwind Kennels Workshop

August 4-6, 2023

Thorndike, Maine

Elite Retriever Workshop 
Millbrook, New York

Millbrook Workshop

August 21-24, 2023

Millbrook, New York

Elite Retriever Workshop 
Fenwick, Michigan

Great Lakes Workshop

September 18-21, 2023

Fenwick, Michigan 

Elite Retriever Workshop 
Millbrook, New York

Millbrook Workshop

September 25-28, 2023

Millbrook, New York

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