Retriever Training

Early Experiences Beneficial to Brain development in Humans — and Puppies Too

I found this article in Science Daily Improving babies’ language skills before they’re even old enough to speak Date: September 30, 2014 Source: Rutgers University Summary: In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds in the world, they can be trained to […]


Carry Learning the Double T

This is Carry the mother of the litter we have on the ground 08/2014 these pups will be ready to go 10/03/2014 We were experimenting with a new lens sorry about the window box.


Wrong Right or Training Attitude Trade Offs

I learned this from training dogs to run blinds for the field but the principal applies to all dog training. When starting blind retrieves: It is better to go wrong right than right wrong because if you go wrong right long enough soon enough the dog will go right right.  When you first start to do […]


Retriever Training in Drive

One of the main focuses of this blog will be Retriever Training in Drive. This is an example of doing a “yard drill”a dog working in retrieve drive. This clip demonstrates a high level of control in the presence of available reward and distraction from a dog that is a willing participant in the training. I will break out an […]

By Pat Nolan | Retriever Training

On Dogs

I am starting a new blog. I plan to post on training dogs for retriever sports, on puppy training and on training working dogs.  I will be building the look of the site as I go.   My intention is to post once week on each topic.   Many of the posts will contain video […]