Pat Nolan fell in love with dog training after a stint in the Army. He has trained dogs and studied dog training since 1975, and in 1977 launched Ponderosa Kennels, a boarding and training kennel, with his family in Smithsburg, Maryland. He has trained full time with a concentration on retrievers for hunting and field trials since 1980.
Work with obedience has played an important role in shaping Pat’s training approach. 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.
His broad background in training and handling a variety of animals and his foundation in obedience have instilled in him a lifelong passion for learning, and for acquiring and using the most efficient and effective training techniques.
Pat is especially proud of his work with local and federal law enforcement canine units on incorporating e-collars into their training programs. It has been his great pleasure to share his e-collar methods with canine handlers from groups with the U.S. Special Operations Command.
Pat is co-author of WaterFowl Hunting published by the NRA. His articles have been published in Retriever Field Trial News; The Labrador Retriever Club, Inc. Year Book; and in the Golden Retriever News field dog issue. He is currently writing a column on e-collars for K9 Cop Magazine.
Pat has also developed an interactive website for training retriever puppies that illustrates his training program with targeted video clips. Pat is continually refining his methods and adding new videos to enhance learning. You can read more about Pat Nolan and his training at http://www.PatNolan.com http://www.TrainingRetrieverPuppies.com and http://www.RetrieverTrainingOnline.com.
Companion Dog Obedience Training With Electronic Collarsby Pat Nolan
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Basic Obedience training for companion dogs with Electronic Collars. Safe, gentle and effective training for all companion dogs. Step by step instruction that will produce reliable off leash obedience under distraction and a happy willing dog.
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