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Puppy & Young Dog Seminar with Pat Nolan – POSTPONED

April 28, 2012 - April 29, 2012

Tarheel Canine Training, Inc.


A New Approach to Puppy & Young Dog Training


Pat Nolan

The emphasis of this 2-day seminar will be on the development of puppies and young dogs through shaping, luring and marker training. An introduction to the Electronic Collar will also be discussed. Material in this seminar will be applicable to training all dogs, regardless of age or venue. Pat has a variety of videos available that highlight his training of puppies and young dogs, available here:


Working spots are extremely limited and reserved for those with dogs under 12 months of age. Spectator spots are unlimited. Don’t miss an opportunity to work with one of the most progressive trainers in dogs today!

Pat’s Bio & Training Credentials:

Pat lives with his wife Cynde, five children, and a grandson in Western Maryland, where he trains year-round.

He has traveled and competed from northern Florida to northern Ontario. For many years, his family traveled with him, spending winters in South Carolina and summers in Canada and Vermont. Pat retired from competing in retriever field trials in 1999.

Pat continually strives to find new and better ways to present information. He is particularly interested in ways to motivate an animal’s desire to learn. This approach underpins his successful work with dogs and is Pat’s stock in trade. He has trained many dogs to the AKC Master Hunter level, including Chesapeakes, Flat-Coats, and the first Irish Water Spaniel Master Hunter. Pat personally trained 11 dogs that went on to complete their Field Champion titles. In addition, he trained and helped develop dogs that were awarded nine other Field Champion and Amateur Field Champion titles. He has placed Labs, Goldens, and Flat-Coats in Field Trials, and trained dogs that were finalists in both the National Open and National Amateur Championships.

Work with obedience has played an important role in shaping Pat’s training approach. During the 1970s and 1980s he learned and taught the Koehler Method in obedience classes and for training guard dogs. From this experience he applies the lessons of canine good citizenship to training retrievers, believing that it’s important that dogs and owners enjoy a safe and happy relationship, whether at home or hunting in the field. In addition to his work with dogs, Pat trained and handled deer, dogs, birds, and pigs for television and films, and trained and flew several species of hawks. Pat’s creativity is evident in the work he did with hawks, where he learned how to devise motivational training set-ups and apply these techniques to dog training.

Pat Nolan Began training professionally in 1975 in Denver, Colorado working for a start-up guard dog company. In the early 1980’s, Pat taught Koehler Method obedience classes in Hagerstown, Maryland. Several hundred dogs successfully completed the Novice classes. The graduation requirements for the Novice class were those used for the Companion Dog exam in the AKC obedience ring. He also taught the Open class, where dogs of all breeds learned the force fetch.

Trained and bred German Shepherd Dogs. Pat was active in the Greater Washington, D.C. Schutzhund Club. Schutzhund competitions test dogs in tracking, obedience and protection work.

During a short venture into AKC obedience competitions in the early 1980’s Won a High in Trial in Novice with a score of 199.5 out of 200. Trained and handled animals for television and movies, working with crews from Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York.

Held Master Class Falconry Permit; trained and hunted Red Tails, Coopers Hawks, and Harris Hawks, both wild trapped and captive breed.

B.A., business, Wheeling Jesuit University, 2001.

Member and past secretary-treasurer, Professional Retriever Trainers Association.

Price of 2-day seminar is:

$200 for working participants
$100 for spectators

Please click the link below for registration form:


Please contact Jerry Bradshaw at (919)244-8044 or malinois_jb@mindspring.com with any questions.


April 28, 2012
April 29, 2012
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