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ONLINE COURSES, WEBINARS AND IN PERSON SEMINARS DESIGNED TO GUIDE YOU THROUGH TRAINING YOUR COMPETITION OR HUNTING RETRIEVER
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Webinar Replays

Check out our recorded webinars for in-depth discussions on topics of interest to retriever training enthusiasts.

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In Person Seminars

Pat does a limited number of seminars a year. Topics include puppy and young dog development, basics in drive, and advanced training for competition and hunting retrievers.

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In Person Events

Work directly with Pat during our weekend seminars and courses for retriever field sports. a few more words can fit here

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Bucket Marking Drill

You don’t have to wait to get a group together to train on marks. You can throw your own marks whenever you want!

The skills learned from teaching this drill will pay dividends in marking, line manners, and general control.
No batteries to charge, no bulky equipment to set up.
You can teach the skills needed in your kitchen or yard.

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Memory & Marking Drill

Make dramatic improvements in your retriever's working memory and improve her performance on multiple marks.
➝ The drill is fun and quick and takes little room.
➝ You can do it in a suburban yard or park.
➝ It requires little equipment, no help and very little time.

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FROM THE PUP UP 

Retriever from the Pup Up

Build Your Next Retriever from the Pup Up.
Prepare your working Retriever for a successful life in the field.
Learn how to build desirable training habits, mold beneficial character traits, and instill a solid foundation of field skills in this 48 video lesson course.

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Training in Drive

E-Collar Conditioning for the Field

Do you have questions about how to train with and use the e-collar? This course is for you. Let me guide you from the first sessions to a trained dog. Learn the principles that support modern e-collar training.

Using our three-step process- Guidance, Decision, Commitment - your dog will learn to respond reliably to basic obedience commands in all situations.

Build power speed and precision by training in drive with Table Games for Retrievers.

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The Complete Retrieve

Having a dog that carries and retrieves objects for you will change your relationship with her. She is not simply a well-behaved pet, she will be of service to you!

Following our three-step plan, building play retrieves, using positive and negative reinforcement, your dog will understand that retrieving is fun, but also required.

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Basics in Drive

Combining our most popular courses into an extensive training platform. You'll receive:

1. E-Collar Conditioning for the Field
2. The Complete Retrieve
3. T drills on land and water

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Retriever from the Pup Up: Pre-Basics Preparation

Pat Nolan joins Pat Burns with Elite Retrievers to discuss building exceptional retrievers.

In this webinar, Pat Nolan shares his expertise in preparing puppies for the field. We will discuss the sensitive learning periods for puppies 8-weeks through 6 months. Pat believes that the lessons learned before 12 weeks will have a greater impact than at any other time in life.

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Connecting Obedience with the Pursuit of Reward

Gone are the days when you reward your dog because you feel obligated or because he has worked "long enough." Using your reward marker, your dog can always understand exactly what he did that caused reward to happen.

Access this 1 hour 15 minute webinar replay "What can a Powerful Reward Marker do for you?" with expert trainers Pat Nolan and Connie Cleveland-Nolan.

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WEEKEND SEMINAR

Choose Your Puppy's Future

A puppy's brain undergoes explosive growth from birth to 12-14 weeks. Your puppy's experiences during this sensitive period impact the structural framework and connections in the brain. With proper early training, you will positively impact your puppy's brain development and prepare her for a future as a competitive retriever.

Learn how to build desirable training habits, mold beneficial character traits, and instill a solid foundation of field skills.

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WEEKEND SEMINAR

Basics in Drive

Learn to use your dog’s desire to retrieve and possess game to motivate all learning.

This course includes information on reward markers and how to use them.

E-collar conditioning, the Complete Retrieve, table games, Single T double T, and Swimby.

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From Transition to Advanced Field Training

Learn to smoothly transition the skills your retriever learned in Basics to real-world retrieving setups. Covers marking setups and blinds preparing you and your dog for advanced competition and hunting adventures.

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"Your puppy stuff is the BEST!! I’ve raised 4 pups on your program now and will continue to do so. It’s the only one I follow."

- Jamee

"Pat, without you we never would have been QAA - we couldn’t get thru a water blind! I think the most important lesson you taught me was to show my dog that obedience was the path to the bird, not the obstacle. It ended the battles & set me on a wonderful new journey & I’ll be forever grateful to you."

- Jane 

"It doesn’t matter if you compete at national level or you just want to train your dog for yourself, Pat has something to teach you and also to challenge you. And at the end of a training session you and your dog feel empowered, like a real team."

- Val

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