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Online course: Holding an Area – personal feedback


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In this course, we will immerse ourselves in the learning and further development of holding an area. The course consists of nine lessons that you can work through at your own pace. Some lessons you may need to come back to several times; while with others you may be able to skip completely, as they may not be necessary for your type of training (e.g. training a retriever or training a spaniel).

The course is based on the same training mindset as the book Retrieving for All Occasions. It is not necessary that you have the book to take this course; although we strongly recommend it as it contains lots of helpful background information as well as an entire chapter on casting and blind retrieves.

Prior knowledge

No prior knowledge is needed, but it’s great if you’re familiar with our training methods, which are positive and reward based. Learn more by reading our blog or our book Retrieving for All Occasions.


The course starts as soon as you’ve registered.

You have the option to submit videos and questions and get feedback from us for six months. Keep the length of the videos to a maximum of three minutes. We can provide feedback on an unlimited number of videos, just let us know what you want feedback on. You can upload just a couple of videos per training session, or multiple videos of the dog performing a single drill; whatever you feel you need assistance with. Needless to say, if you don’t want to send videos you don’t have to, it is not a requirement for this course. When you’ve registered and paid you’ll get an automatic confirmation e-mail with a link to the course. Remember to check your spam folder and “other” folder if you can’t find it in your inbox.

If you’d rather register for the course without personal feedback, you can find it here.

Instructor: Elsa Blomster

This is what you get

  • 9 lessons
    • Background
    • Learning to hold an area
    • Distractions
    • Scented vs. unscented area
    • Stay in the area
    • “To stop or not to stop” before the hunt whistle
    • Hunt persistence and duration
    • Hunting alongside and in water
    • Bonus lesson: Follow the run
  • 14 exercises
  • 16 videos
  • 9 quizzes
  • Personal feedback on an unlimited number of videos and questions for six months after signing up
  • Life time access to the course

Additional information

Content type


Your level of experience

Beginner, Intermediate/advanced

Price category

Early bird, Regular price


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