Pat Nolan

Pat Nolan’s training methods were developed over 40 years training dogs for the field. He has taught directional skills to men and animals working with special operations units in the US and Europe. His system incorporates operant conditioning, markers, targeting and e-collar for clear communication and reliable off-lead out of sight directional control.

Class Title: Training the Radio Directed Camera Dog

Topics of discussion include:

  • Basic operant conditioning
  • The use of markers to improve communication and speed learning
  • Target training for directional and camera work
  • Pushing for desired behavior with e-collars
  • Introduction dogs to the radio for guidance
  • Using camera dog for surveillance, delivery and recovery of robots and sensors
  • Remote guided dogs for direction