Thursday, December 1, 2011

Getting Back To It!!

Summer is here and its time to get back into training. I have taken the last few months off training and trialling for a variety of reasons, but mainly because there were becoming too many things that I was needing to 'fix' and that is never a good thing! I figured that continuing to trial with performances that were less than desirable was pointless. So we have all enjoyed a nice break, but now its time to get back to it.

So.... To that end, I have signed up for Susan Garrett's recallers 3.0 course. I had looked at it before but it is not cheap, however I think the time is right to splurge on what is in reality an investment in the welfare of my dogs and those to come. I must say I am very excited and a little nrevous at the same time. I know I am going to learn SOOOO much and that can only benefit myself and my dogs, however, I am a giant procrastinator and time waster!! I'm hoping that to some extent this course will be a good kick in the butt to get moving.

So what do I am to gain from this course???? There are two things in particular, besides wanting to have a better relationship with my dogs and for them within themselves...

  1. To learn what I am doing that is enabling my girl to shut down. To that, is building her confidence, being able to help her cope with 'getting it wrong'. I know at times in my training I have made it 'easy' for her thus in the long term creating a bigger problem!
  2. To build more desire for my boy to think that I am the bees knees when there are distractions. He's great in the back yard (assuming the cat doesn't decide to walk through!) however if there is another dog within cooee I am stumped!!

Looking forward to getting the process started. Stay tuned for future progress reports and hopefully some videos to go with it! Look out 2012

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