Another gem from Denise Fenzi. “At the end of the day, there are no “right” training techniques or “right” ways to do things. There is only what works for you and your dog to create mutual happiness and whatever team you can create with each other. Find what works for both of you by asking those same questions over and over, because one thing that should be non-negotiable in your training with your dog is mutual joy. ” Read on-
I was recently asked an interesting question. “If you could give a beginner to dog sports one piece of advice, what would that be?”
I had to think about this for a bit, because interesting questions deserve well thought out answers.
So…here’s my one piece of advice:
Keep your dog in the game.
That must be your number one priority, regardless of your dog sport or what you might be working on.
As you start each training session you may want to ask yourself, “Am I having fun? Is my dog having fun?” “Are we enjoying this sport that we are doing together?” Continue to ask yourself these questions throughout your training session, until it becomes second nature to check in on your mutual enthusiasm for the training process.
All experienced trainers will tell you that working with an excited and engaged partner makes training incredibly easy, whereas working…
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