I can get a bit lazy handling my own dogs- especially after such a long hiatus like we took ! :o) It’s not that we don’t do okay- we just don’t do our best. I was looking forward to this seminar to whip my handling back into shape. It did that and more ! Was the eye opener that I was needing.
Sometimes I still think of Zae as my young, lackadaisical dog who would trot and go around barless jumps. He isn’t. I’ve put so much work into him and the progress he’s made has been unbelievable ! Working with Nancy helped me realize that I need to be a better teammate for Zae as the dog he is now so we can continue to grow as a team. ❤️
Private lessons are now available at my field in Medford. If there is enough interest, I’ll also run a weekly class. See Training and Contact Me. 😊
Lately I have been working on some ‘heel upgrades’ with Zae. Doing so by playing around with little things seeing what we can do and what works best for us. The ultimate goal in mind is always to clean up and make his heel even sharper. I also decided to start to actually train a fun go to heel position.. still in very beginning stages but I am pleased so far. Also, very happy with how sharp Zae’s turns are getting as I was looking to get cleaner, crisper 90° turns with him.
This little trick is a behavior I never ever actually trained with Zae. I asked him to do it one day and from there we just started doing it. 🙂 He was just able to quickly figure it out because of all the foundation skills we train. I am intending to use this behavior to further clean up his heel. In the end, I want those sharp turns with a dog who stays nice and parallel to me. I am also hoping it will help him pay more attention to details like my legs instead of just staring up at me with his goofy face and not paying true attention 😋 The beauty is in the details – training dogs is so fun !
I am currently accepting more online students ! This includes one-on-one personal classrooms with custom learning modules and feedback. Let me know what you want to learn or improve and let’s get to work. 🙂