This video has two purposes. Well, 3.
One is celebrating my little idiot. God dammit I love that dog.
Two, is showing progress to anyone following his little story.
And, last, but not least….. Showing training doesn’t have to feel like this piece of shit chore. There was only about a third more of these activities that weren’t on film. This really is indicative of the amount of time I “worked” him.
Embed the training throughout the day. Train through game play.
Make it fun for YOU. And then you may do it.
Anyway….. Here’s Jaxxy doing some work. Enjoy:
“If you want someone to hear you, talk louder. If you want them to listen…… whisper.”
“People always do too much, too late. Do less, sooner.”
I got both of those from Chad Mackin. Not sure where he got them. But, both lines have effected my training. I hope they do the same for you.
We just recorded almost 3 hours of the most epic stuff ever.
So many amazing trainers, I literally can’t even name them all. But the biggest names in the business. And, it was just a warm up for tomorrow. Honestly, one of the coolest experiences ever. So much talent. And, all sitting and talking like colleagues. No ego. Was beautiful.
This is Firkin. She used to be super reactive. If anyone listens to the Podcast…. She’s the one that snapped the long line and went Zombie style on the door I narrowly exited.
But that was then…….
THIS. Is now.
This was outside a Starbucks in a strip mall. There’s a grocery store, a pet store, and a children’s bus stop there. No small feat!
Notice, the leash. Definitely prepared in case there’s a mistake…. But, loose from Firkin’s perspective. Not adding any negative energy. Her owner is learning to trust her ability to make good decisions.
New life for Firkin!