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DAY SCHOOL
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WORKSHOPS
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ELITE RETRIEVER INDIVIDUAL 12-WEEK MENTORING PROGRAM 
 

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 November 30 - December 3, 2020.

November 30 - December 3, 2020

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

Elite day school, taught by Pat himself December 7 - December 11, 2020.

December 7 -
December 11, 2020

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

January 4-8 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.

Day Schools

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Handjem Day School

January 11-15, 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

February 1-5, 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

February 8-12, 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

March 1-4, 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

March 8-11, 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

March 29 - April 1, 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

April 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

April 26-30, 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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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

2021 Multi-Bootcamp Package

2021 Multi-Bootcamp Package

Boston Bootcamp (January 2021)

Boston Bootcamp (January 2021)

Boston Bootcamp (March 2021)

Boston Bootcamp (March 2021)

Boston Bootcamp (February 2021)

Boston Bootcamp (February 2021)

Boston Bootcamp (April 2021)

Boston Bootcamp (April 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

Sebring, Florida

Jan 26-28, 2021

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

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Elite Workshop

Springboro, PA

May 6-9, 2021

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

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Elite Workshop

Fenwick, Michigan

May 10-14, 2021

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

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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.

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Private Mentoring

About Private Mentoring

Goals for the 12 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:

• Initial 45-minute planning/goal setting via Zoom

• (12)- 30 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. 
 

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!
 

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