Schedule of Upcoming Workshops and Seminars

March 16 – 18, 2018

The Master Class

at Bear Country Retrievers and Gun Dogs, Bethpage, TN

Mitch White, Professional Trainer and AKC Master Judge, along with Master Judges Sherie Catledge and Ed Zawondy, will present a three day seminar designed to discuss and demonstrate the components of an AKC Master Test.  The panel will discuss the required elements of Master, the rules governing Master tests and how they are applied in the evaluation and scoring of working dogs.  They will demonstrate how each series is designed and will help each working team break down the series and develop a strategy for running that will maximize each teams chance for earning a pass.

A full mock Master Test will be run during days two and three of the seminar.  Working teams will be evaluated and scored as if running an actual test.  Scores will be reviewed and each performance will be discussed focusing on identifying areas needing improvement and providing training tips for each.

Limited to 30 Working Handlers.  Auditors will be unlimited.  Stay tuned for more information.

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May 11 – 15, 2018

Retriever Training Workshops

at Swamp Dog Farm, Black Creek, BC

Mitch will be returning to Vancouver Island in 2018!  There will be a 2 Day Water Transition Workshop, a 2 Day Advanced Water Workshop and 1 Day Problem Solving Workshop.  More details on the flyer below.

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June 22 – 24, 2018

Advanced Transition through Master Workshop – 3 Day Workshop

Rebel Ridge Farms, Elkton, MD – Hosted by The Keystone Retriever Club

The Keystone Retriever Club will be hosting a three day workshop focusing on advanced transition through master training.  This workshop is designed for dogs and handlers that are running at an advanced Senior through a Master/Finished or QAA level.  Mitch will focus on the skills needed for you and your dog to transition from Senior to Master and those skills needed to train and succeed at higher level stakes.  Both land and water work will be included.  Mitch will focus on advanced marking concepts, advanced blinds and advanced drills.   He will include discussion on advanced training theory, pro training tips for and testing success, advanced test design and strategy for handling your dog at the higher level stakes.

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July 5 – July 8, 2018

Progressing Your Dog – 4 Day Workshop

at Bear Country Retrievers and Gun Dogs in Beth Page, TN

PROGRESSING YOUR DOG is being presented to help handlers succeed in progressing their dog to the next training level. The focus of this workshop will be in analyzing each individual dog’s performance, determining it’s weaknesses and developing a plan to move the dog forward in its training. Participants will work on problem solving skills, drills and set ups tailored to each dog’s needs.  Mitch will instruct each handler on how to identify their dog’s areas of weakness and will coach them on developing a plan to address these areas.  Download the premium for more information.  This workshop will fill fast.  Don’t delay if you want a working spot (auditors are unlimited).

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SAVE THE DATES! – August 4 – 5, 2018

(with Private Lessons Aug. 3rd)

Water Workshop – 2 Day Workshop

The Denver, CO Area – Hosted by The Mile Hi Golden Retriever Club

The Mile Hi Golden Retriever Club will be hosting a two day water workshop and a day of private lessons.

Entries will open February 1, 2018 for members, March 1, 2018 for non-members.

Stay tuned for more information.


SAVE THE DATES! – September 1 – 2, 2018

(with Private Lessons Aug. 31st)

Water Workshop – 2 Day Workshop

Retriever Academy in Miami, OK – Hosted by The Kansas City Golden Club

The Kansas City Golden Retriever Club will be hosting a two day water workshop and a day of private lessons.

Stay tuned for more information.


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