Our first TRICK DOGGING Team!

I started a new on-line TRICK DOGGING TITLING LEVELS program just five days ago. February, Valentine’s, and love gifts, were my motivation for this being the kick off month. I am a huge fan of TIME with your dog being the best gift of all, so what better way to spend time than teaching tricks! And in my opinion the ultimate Valentine’s gift!

Well the videos are coming in, and it is so exciting to me! This program is great for our home school Teams, dogs that do better in a less distracting environment, remote Teams who live way far away, etc. It gives ALL Teams around the world a way to participate, be included, feel included, and have fun goals for training.

Our first Team to TITLE in LEVEL I, is a Team I have known since the get go. I have watched their successes, their challenges, and their frustrations. I have seen a Team that thought life would be one way, and it turned out to be a whole new path. There is no lack of work for them just to get through life as we know it, but there is also no lack of love either. They inspire me for so many reasons. And I kind of fell for this giant chunk of caramel love, known as Mishra. Congratulations!!!

from Sara – “Mishra and I have been learning together since day one. When we first met Nancy, Mishra was only 9 weeks old and it was our first day of puppy class. I’ll never forget Nancy’s immediate reaction to my adorable new family member. It was essentially, ” She’s very sensitive, you have a lot of work to do. And why isn’t she wearing a coat!” We took this advice very seriously and when she started showing signs of fear and aggression towards strangers, we learned more and worked harder. We also bought her a coat.

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She’s two and a half now and we’ve spent that time working towards calming those fears and finding ways to enjoy life without too much pressure. We made a lot of changes to our expectations but, above all, we never stop learning and we never stop moving forward.
After taking almost every class available, we decided that it was time to practice what we’d learned at home and on walks. Classes were wonderful but the extra stress of unknown dogs and people moving around in a fairly small space were no longer worth the benefits. We had a great start and could still move forward at our own pace with the occasional private lessons. In the last year, we’ve had a blast playing around with new behaviours in the backyard and perfecting our old tricks.
When I saw the online titling announcement, I knew that it would be a great way to focus our play time and work towards a super specific goal. She already knew all the tricks on the Level One list but it is going to take some serious work to get through all of the levels.
We’re excited for the challenge and love the fact that we can work on these together, in our own space. We have some plans to learn behaviors that will help us survive vet visits with a bit less drama and this is a wonderful motivator to achieve those goals.”
Love Nancy, who love Valentine’s and all that comes with it! ❤

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