Don’t be a “stage mother”. Listen to your dog…

Is your dog ready to work? Feeling safe and secure at optimal levels?
Don’t be that “stage mother” who subjects their dog to unfair, unrealistic situations and pressure, with expectations of a performance to meet their own personal aspirations of glory.
Prepare your dog fairly and thoroughly, but always prioritize their comfort level-even though that may not always be convenient to the human expectation for performance.
Shade Whitesel of Fenzi Dog Sport Academy explains her “ready to work” protocol to determine your dog’s readiness and ability to work in any given environment. A great article here packed with practical step by step protocol for assessing your dog’s readiness to work-

Are you Ready to work?