Instructor

Professional Dog Trainer

Nick Shiele

Nick owns and operates Canton Retrievers, a family operated kennel in southwest Montana. Canton Retrievers specializes in shed dog training as well as upland and waterfowl gun dog training.

Course curriculum (in production)

  • 1

    INTRODUCTION

    • How Program Works

    • Gear Needed

    • Key Terms

  • 2

    Drive Development : Building the Hunt

    • Understanding Drive and Best Breeds for the Hunt

    • Foundational Drive Development

    • Understanding Challenge Threshold

    • Check Point #1

    • Primary Take Aways

  • 3

    Foundational Drill Progressions

    • Understanding Scent Theory

    • Scaling Eyesight to Nose

    • Understanding Handler Help

    • Check Point #2

    • Scent Theory Visuals

  • 4

    Advanced Drill Progressions

    • Proofing Variables

    • Proofing Handler and Utilizing Double Blind Tests

    • Training Progressions for the Real Hunt

    • Troubleshooting Issues in the Field

    • Training Progressions