|Tate gets his Agility Dog of Canada Title|
Denise is an amazing trainer, she believes in all positive training. This particular course is being taught by Deborah Jones however, a great trainer in her own right. I have so much to learn & I'm eager to work with her methods. I signed up for the bronze class, I have full access to all the video, questions asked, but I don't have to actually video my homework, nor do I get feedback on what I'm doing , but that is just fine. I have amazing trainers around me that I can ask questions of if needed.
One of those amazing trainers is my friend Amanda, & last night was Lync's first class with her. It was fun but man I had forgot how difficult it is to keep a puppy brain engaged for an hour! Lync did awesome however, he only had a few moments of realizing their were puppies scattered about the room that he could have fun with!
Lync will be the 5th dog I have trained in obedience. I said obedience & not performance because when I trained my first Collie back in 1975 there was no such thing as Agility, Rally, or Nosework, there probably was Scenthurdle but I had no idea what it was. I took Ben to one puppy obedience class, we needed to bring our choke collar & were taught how to pop them to heel properly, in Open we were showed the correct method of an ear pinch to take the dumbbell, so very sad, I wish I could have a do over with Ben, he was amazing.
With Drake my second Collie, I only did conformation classes, he was my first show dog & that is all I really wanted to do with him. I did eventually get his Am. & Can. CD, he finished his Am CD when he was 8 years old !
Tate only had conformation classes as a puppy as well. I never did put a CD on him, my only dog without one, we do however have our Rally Excellent title & I really had to work for his last leg, he was so not an obedience dog lol!
Kort, oh Kort, he was my first dog that I started off in a positive training puppy class. I remember the first night, he barked & whined, he still barks & whines. Kort is my first reactive dog. He has taught me so much, most importantly the need for a solid foundation, without it you are just asking for trouble later on.
So back to Lync, I can tell he is going to be amazing, it is up to me to follow through with all the necessary training & homework to give him the best foundation I can. I think we are off to a great start & I am looking forward to our future in the world of performance events.