Our Workshop Schedule

“I just finished the Positive Gun Dog training seminar in Houston and I will tell you it was the most informative seminar I have ever attended. I audited and then did a private session with Tom on Sunday with my 5 1/2 month old weim. I could not tell you how much I came away with! This is for everyone, not just hunters/field trial people! My puppy is very challenging for me and I now have the information I need for US to be successful! Do not miss this seminar! Thank you Tom and Linda! (R. Fowler)
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UPCOMING DENVER WORKSHOPS

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FUNDAMENTALS OF POSITIVE GUN DOG TRAINING DIY WORKSHOP
PRICE: $150
ENROLLMENT OPEN
DATE: 9/14/2017
TIME: 4PM – 9PM
FORMAT: LECTURE ONLY – NO WORKING SPOTS
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This workshop is a pre-requesite for anyone interested in private coaching services for the FetchMasters’ Positive Gun Dog Training DIY Program.
TOPICS COVERED: Fundamentals of Positive Dog Training, Selecting and Raising a Gun Dog, Socialization Concerns, Developing Reliable Behaviors, Retrieving, Developing Impulse Control and Steadiness.
SEATS AVAILABLE: Limited (DIY Clients Only)
TO REQUEST ENROLLMENT: FILL OUT THIS FORM
 

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UPCOMING RV TOUR WORKSHOPS

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ALL ENROLLMENT FOR ALL OF OUR 2017 RV TOUR WORKSHOPS IS FULL or CLOSED. DON’T MISS US IN 2018! STAY TUNED TO OUR SCHEDULE HERE FOR OUR 2018 SCHEDULE!

Enrollment for The 2017 Positive Gun Dog Training RV Tour schedule is CLOSED!

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE RV TOUR WORKSHOP ENROLLMENT FORM

 
 
THE TEXAS TOUR (February, 2017)
 
HOUSTON, TX — February 3, 4, 5 (ENROLLMENT CLOSED.)

DALLAS, TX — February 10, 11, 12 (ENROLLMENT CLOSED.)
 
THE GREAT LAKES TOUR (June, 2017)
 
PERRY, NY — June 2, 3, 4 (ENROLLMENT CLOSED)

COLUMBUS, OH — June 9, 10, 11 (ENROLLMENT CLOSED)

RAPID CITY, SD — June 23, 24, 25 (ENROLLMENT CLOSED)
 
THE SOUTHEASTERN TOUR (September/October 2017)
 
RICHMOND, VA — September 28 through October 1 (ENROLLMENT CLOSED)

CHARLOTTE, NC — October 6, 7, 8 (ENROLLMENT CLOSED)

COLUMBIA, SC — October 20, 21, 22 (ENROLLMENT CLOSED)
 
 

Curriculum 2017 RV Tour Workshops

 
Day 1 (Friday) — Field-Grade Obedience for Gun Dogs, Pet Dogs and Sport Dogs Using Positive Methods
** Anyone can audit this day. Working spots only available to dogs who have reached our minimum obedience performance standards
 
1-4 Classroom and Theory

  • Raising a Puppy for Reliability.
  • Strategies for Developing Field-Grade Obedience in High-Distraction Environments.

4-5 Dinner Break

  • Attendees can bring their own food or drive to local establishments.

5-9 Hands-On

  • Solidifying obedience skills
  • Building an amazing recall (and other behaviors) with Premack

 
Day 2 (Saturday) — Retrieving and Steadiness for Field, Sport and Fun
** Anyone can audit this day. Working spots only available to dogs with minimum amount of retrieving drive.
 
9-12 Classroom and Theory 

  • Developing a Positive Trained Retrieve for Fun and Field
  • Uses for, and development of, field-grade steadiness

12-1 Lunch Break

  • Attendees can bring their own food or drive to local establishments

1-5 Hands-On

  • Positive Trained Retrieve – Hands-On
  • Building Steadiness – Hands-On

 
Day 3 (Sunday) — Paid Private Consultation Spots

  • All Paid Private Consultations are 30-Minutes
  • Anyone can do Paid Private Consultations with Tom and Linda, regardless of person’s experience or dog’s skill level
  • There are two consultation spots available for each time-frame listed below.
  • Spots will be assigned to attendees based on the earliest open spot.
  • Available Consultation Spots
    • 10-10:30, 10:45-11:15, 11:30-12:00
    • 12-1 Lunch Break
    • 1-1-30, 1:45-2:15, 2:30-3:00, 3:15-3:45, 4:00-4:30

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE RV TOUR WORKSHOP ENROLLMENT FORM

 
 

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PAST WORKSHOPS

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FUNDAMENTALS OF POSITIVE GUN DOG TRAINING DIY WORKSHOP
PRICE: $150
ENROLLMENT OPEN
DATE: 7/15/2017
TIME: 9AM – 5PM
FORMAT: LECTURE ONLY – NO WORKING SPOTS
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: This workshop is a pre-requesite for anyone interested in private coaching services for the FetchMasters’ Positive Gun Dog Training DIY Program.
TOPICS COVERED: Fundamentals of Positive Dog Training, Selecting and Raising a Gun Dog, Socialization Concerns, Developing Reliable Behaviors, Retrieving, Developing Impulse Control and Steadiness.
SEATS AVAILABLE: Limited (DIY Clients Only)
TO REQUEST ENROLLMENT: FILL OUT THIS FORM
 

FUNDAMENTALS OF POSITIVE GUN DOG TRAINING DIY WORKSHOP
ENROLLMENT CLOSED. WORKSHOP COMPLETED
DATE: 4/8/2017
TIME: 9AM – 5PM
FORMAT: LECTURE and HANDS-ON
TOPICS COVERED: Obedience, Developing Off-Leash Reliability, Tracking, Retrieving, Steadiness, Quartering.
Limited Spots Available
 

Special One-Day Denver Positive Gun Dog Training Lecture

This lecture is ideal for anyone wanting to train or maintain their gun dog without the use of harsh methods, shock collars, chokechains, etc. The workshop is lecture-only and provides an overview of, and training tips for, most gun dog skills.
When: October 15th, 2016 from 10 AM – 4 PM
Where: Noble Beast Dog Training (4335 Vine Street, Denver, CO 80216)
Enrollment: CLOSED
Curriculum: This is a lecture-only workshop on Positive Gun Dog Training. The presenters will have a demo-dog to help explain processes and give a visual of what gun dog skills look like. We will cover most aspects of positive gun dog training, including but not limited to: dog selection, fundamentals of positive training, scent tracking, steadiness without shock collars and aversive methods, the positive trained retrieve, and much more.
Presenters:Thomas Aaron (CPDT-KA) and Linda Aaron (CPDT-KA)
How to sign up: Email trainer@fetchmasters.com for availability and payment information.

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SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

When: November 5-6, 2016

Where: First day in the field, focusing on the Positive Trained Retrieve, in Fallbrook on 50+ acres of private property. The second day will be in-house at Dogs Abound, training Reliable Off Leash behaviors.

Topics: Positive Trained Retrieve for Hunting and Fun, Off-Leash Reliability for Field and Everywhere

CEU’s: Available

Registration: Closed

Pricing:

  • Working $175 per day
  • Audit $75 per day, or $125 for both days.

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Maryland

When: September 16-18, 2016

Where: Poolesville, MD

Topics: Steady to Wing, Shot and Fall & Positive Trained Retrieve Intro

CEU’s: Available

Pricing:

  • Working (10 Spots) – $150/Day before July 1 –OR– $175/Day after July 1
  • Audit (15 Spots) – $75/Day before July 1 –OR– $100/Day after July 1

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Become a Positive Gun Dog Trainer

Denver, CO

Workshop Description: Read Full Description Here
When: September 3-9, 2016
Where: Denver, CO
Enrollment Status: Closed

Enrollment Instructions: Email FetchMasters at trainer@fetchmasters.com or call 720-837-2573
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Become a Positive Gun Dog Trainer

Denver, CO

Workshop Description: Read Full Description Here
When: May 12th – 21st, 2016

Where: Denver, CO

Enrollment Status: Closed

Enrollment Instructions: Email FetchMasters at trainer@fetchmasters.com or call 720-837-2573

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Boise, Idaho

When: October 25, 2016 (3 PM to 9 PM)

Hosted by Pet.a.go.gy, LLC, Training Spot, and Helping Dogs Idaho

Where: Temptations Areana, 2933 N. Locust Grove Rd, Kuna, ID 83634

Presenters: Thomas Aaron, CPDT-KA, ABCDT and Linda Aaron, CPDT-KA, CMT

Topics Covered: Development of the positive gun dog training niche, proper dog evaluation and selection, developing off-leash reliability (of use to both pet and gun dogs), the positive trained retrieve (of use to both pet and gun dogs), and a Q&A session with Tom and Linda

Format: Lecture Only. No Working Spots Available. FetchMasters will Provide Demo Dogs.

CEU’s: 8 through CCPDT

Enrollment Status: CLOSED

Enrollment Instructions: Purchase ticket with PayPal Button. Be sure to include your name and email address. Receipt, directions and instructions provided on the check-out page.

Price: $95
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Vancouver, Washington

When: October 28th, 2016 (3 PM to 9 PM)

Hosted by Dog Days NW

Where: 7206 NE 37th Ave., Unit A, Vancouver, WA 98665

Presenters: Thomas Aaron, CPDT-KA, ABCDT and Linda Aaron, CPDT-KA, CMT

Topics Covered: Development of the positive gun dog training niche, proper dog evaluation and selection, developing off-leash reliability (of use to both pet and gun dogs), the positive trained retrieve (of use to both pet and gun dogs), and a Q&A session with Tom and Linda

Format: Lecture Only. No Working Spots Available. FetchMasters will Provide Demo Dogs.

CEU’s: 8 through CCPDT

Enrollment Status: CLOSED

Enrollment Instructions: Purchase ticket with PayPal Button. Be sure to include your name and email address. Receipt, directions and instructions provided on the check-out page.

Price: $95
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Ione, California

When: November 2nd, 2016 (3 PM to 9 PM)

Hosted by Gold Country Pet Resort and Training Center, Inc.

Where: 6355 State Hwy. 104, Ione, CA 95640

Presenters: Thomas Aaron, CPDT-KA, ABCDT and Linda Aaron, CPDT-KA, CMT

Topics Covered: Development of the positive gun dog training niche, proper dog evaluation and selection, developing off-leash reliability (of use to both pet and gun dogs), the positive trained retrieve (of use to both pet and gun dogs), and a Q&A session with Tom and Linda

Format: Lecture Only. No Working Spots Available. FetchMasters will Provide Demo Dogs.

CEU’s: 8 through CCPDT

Enrollment Status: CLOSED

Enrollment Instructions: Purchase ticket with PayPal Button. Be sure to include your name and email address. Receipt, directions and instructions provided on the check-out page.

Price: $95

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Saint Louis, MO

When: June 12th, 2016 (9 AM to 4 PM)

Where: Helping Hounds Traning / St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center

10521 Baur Blvd

Olivette, MO 63132

Presenters: Thomas Aaron, CPDT-KA, ABCDT and Linda Aaron, CPDT-KA, CMT

Topics Covered: Selecting and Raising the Hunting Dog, Breed Selection and Hunting Sytles, Gun Proofing and Bird Intros, Developing Steadiness, The Positive Trained Retrieve, Teaching Directional Hand Signals. Q&A with Tom and Linda.

Format: Lecture Only. No Working Spots Available. FetchMasters will Provide Demo Dogs.

CEU’s: 8-1/2

Enrollment Status: Closed

Enrollment Instructions: Purchase ticket with PayPal Button. Be sure to include your name and email address. Receipt, directions and instructions provided on the check-out page.

Price: $125

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Lexington, KY

When: June 15th, 2016 (3 PM to 9 PM)

Where: Manners Matter

113 MacArthur Court, Unit B

Nicholasville, KY 40356

Presenters: Thomas Aaron, CPDT-KA, ABCDT and Linda Aaron, CPDT-KA, CMT

Topics Covered: Overview and Fundamentals of Positive Gun Dog Training, Developing Off-Leash Reliability, Gun Dog Handling, Developing Steadiness, Q&A with Tom and Linda.

Format: Lecture Only. No Working Spots Available. FetchMasters will Provide Demo Dogs.

CEU’s: 8-1/2

Enrollment Status: Closed

Enrollment Instructions: Purchase ticket with PayPal Button. Be sure to include your name and email address. Receipt, directions and instructions provided on the check-out page.

Price: $85