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

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. 

NEW DATES TBD

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 17-21, 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.

Handjem Day School

May 17-21, 2021

An immersive course for all skill levels!

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.

Click to inquire about this class!

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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.

Handjem Day School

May 24-28, 2021

An immersive course for all skill levels!

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.

Click to inquire about this class!

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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.

Handjem Day School

June 14-18, 2021

An immersive course for all skill levels!

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.

Click to inquire about this class!

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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.

Handjem Day School

June 21-25, 2021

An immersive course for all skill levels!

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.

Click to inquire about this class!

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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.

Handjem Day School

July 12-16 2021

An immersive course for all skill levels!

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.

Click to inquire about this class!

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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.

Handjem Day School

July 19-23, 2021

An immersive course for all skill levels!

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.

Click to inquire about this class!

 
 
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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

Springboro, PA

May 6-9, 2021

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

Elite Workshop

Springboro, PA

May 6-9, 2021

Greater Pittsburgh Labrador Retriever Club, High Flyers HRC, & Greater Pittsburgh Golden Retriever Club.  

8617 Tower Road

Springboro, PA

Click to inquire about this class!

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Elite Workshop

Great Lakes Group

Fenwick, Michigan

May 10-14, 2021

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

Elite Workshop

Great Lakes Group

Fenwick, Michigan

May 10-14, 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

May 31- June 3, 2021

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

Elite Workshop

Regan Group,

Millbrook, NY

May 31- June 3, 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. 

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Elite Workshop

Edsal Group,

Templeton, MA

June 4-6, 2021

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

Elite Workshop

Edsal Group,

Templeton, MA 

June 4-6, 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

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

Harrisville, Rhode Island

July 29-31, 2021

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

Elite Workshop

Harrisville, Rhode Island

July 29-31, 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. 

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Elite Workshop

Great Lakes Group,

Fenwick,MI

September 20-24, 2021

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

Elite Workshop

Great Lakes Group,

Fenwick, MI

September 20-24, 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

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. 

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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!

 
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Private Mentoring

About Private Mentoring

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

Are you interested in private mentorship with Pat?  Fill out the form below and he will contact you in the next 48 hours with more information, and to schedule a private one-on-one chat. 

* Private mentoring purchases expire 6 months after purchase date.

Thanks for submitting!  We will be in touch soon.  If you do not receive your email, be sure to check your SPAM folder.

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!