HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US
Rogue, Hazel, the 11 chickens and 140 pigeons.
After Thanksgiving here in the northeast, is the time of year that I see which of my current students are really committed to getting there dogs up and running at maximum potential and which ones are more concerned about not being cold for 45 minutes. The psychology of the loving dog owner has always fascinated me— many of these same people will go for a 30 minute to 2 hour hike or walk with their dog because they view it as fun, exercise and non-restrictive. I train dogs for almost everything and every one of my students goes through my standard course regardless of what higher learning they may want to do. Training is only as fun as the attitude the handler decides to accompany it with! I happen to love winter training and so do the dogs. Even I will cancel if it’s below 10 degrees and I have no inside training to do with the dog. But moving around most often the dog is totally fine and happy. The dog and I will take 10 degrees over 95 degrees. I cancel more summer lessons than winter lessons based on health hazards. So my statement to us dog owners who have dogs that need training— don’t wait until April… button up! tough’n up! and I’ll meet up outside!