Every handler brought a different challenge, each dog a different history and Jeff was eager and able to teach through every challenge.
Have you ever been dressed down, called “colorful” names and told never to take your dogs in public again? I have. And, although my three dogs are small a collective bad reaction to someone’s off-leash dog can knock me to the ground.
I’ve been a conscientious dog owner, I’ve taken classes, read training books and diligently practiced what every expert I’ve employed has promised would work and my naughtiest dog has her CGC!
Imagine a place where everyone supports your goal, respects you, a place where you are not judged harshly for your dog’s behavior and someone will generously share decades of training experience with logical step-by-step sequences of training. This was my experience at Jeff’s seminar. Every handler brought a different challenge, each dog a different history and Jeff was eager and able to teach through every challenge.
I’m focusing on is being quiet with my dogs. Contrary to what we’ve been told, it’s of no benefit to them to receive constant praise and chatter.
This week we are working on eye contact and default sits. Quietly. Calmly. Publicly!