Yes, I know that I have some wonderful dog training resources in books and on the web. And if I just practice a few minutes throughout the day, Honey will learn all she needs to be a well-mannered dog.
But what can I say? I love taking training classes. And I learn so much in the presence of a good trainer–little tips and refinements I just can’t find on my own.
Tonight was orientation for our new class being taught at the local SPCA. I met the teacher over a year ago and was impressed by how she taught her dog to help in her graduate field work. I won’t go into details, but it was very impressive. And I thought it was so cool to find a new (to me) way to work with your dog.
So I look forward to learning myself, working with Honey in a distracting environment, and seeing the fun my classmates have with their dogs.
This class will use clicker training which appears to be fairly new to the other students. I remember when I first learned about clickers with Shadow and found a whole new world opening up to me. It will be exciting to watch other people make that same discovery. And just darn fun to spend an hour each week in the company of dogs and dog lovers.