Nadine & Logan
Dear Chris & Christine
No words can ever describe how profound this course was to me. You were right when you told us the first evening that this will not only teach us about dogs, but also about humans and ourselves. It has made my love for dogs so much stronger and given me hope again. For the first time in my life I really feel like I have achieved something. It has renewed my faith in me and my abilities and taught me things about myself that I never even knew. And for that I will be forever thankful. Meeting “dog people” has shown me that there are still good people in this world. And at a time in my life when things were tough, I met a group of people who walked straight into my heart.
I honestly have never met 2 people as passionate about something they love and do. To Christine, thank you for all the support and motivation, inspiration and pushing us to be the best we can be. To Chris, thank you for sharing your abundant amount of knowledge and wisdom. And yes SOMETIMES “harder is better/easier”. Thinking like a dog has changed my view about the world so much and things make so much more sense now. However I do think that you should make it a requirement that the students should be able to differentiate between left and right. If not, do list it as an advantage that by the end of the course they will be able to. I certainly can now.
To Biata and Darryl, thanks for all the laughs. I hope that you will continue your parent’s amazing work for many years to come as I can see that love for the dogs in you too. And Darrel, next time have some mercy on the poor instructors to be. To the other instructors at SADTC, it was a pleasure to meet you and inspiring to see what the products are of Chris and Christine’s work in terms of instructor training.
I cannot stop telling people what an amazing experience it was for me. I will treasure all the moments forever. It definitely was hard work but every bit of it was worth it. I love challenges and this certainly was a challenge.
I have always been a dog lover and have been passionate about working with them. But now I am in awe of them and their world. I will definitely be looking forward to the advanced course and intend to drop by when I can to say hi.
So what from here? Well, I guess it’s one letter of the alphabet at a time. But Z would be to make a difference in this world not only to the dogs but to people through the dogs because they can do it so much better than we humans can ever wish to do it. This course was yet again proof of how dogs changed my life. I see it every day when I look in Logan’s eyes too.
I will continue to refer people to you guys and spread the word of what you guys and the dogs can do in their lives.
Thanx so much again. I hope all is well there and that I will see you guys soon as I am already missing you. May God bless you, because you and the dogs were a blessing to me.
Nadine and Logan