Although quite verbal at the awards evening I didn’t express enough my thanks for the 2 weeks of Level 1. It is very true that I am not sure that I can be away from my amazing husband, Andre for so long again but seeing the wonderful relationship between yourself and Christine definitely made it easier.
There are a few things I will never forget and the first is that you can always teach an old dog new tricks. Here I am referring to myself. I did a job, got paid and went home day after day and year after year. It was only after I had my stroke (and was told I would not walk again) that I decided to follow my heart. After the stroke I am prone to panic attacks but for the entire time I was training with you I never had one!
I tried to “hide” the nutty side of my personality but I think you saw right into (not through) me with the man work – thank you for letting me be me. The course did not only meet my expectations but exceed them. Thank you. I have already apologized to my dogs for not thinking like a dog.
Christine, I would like to thank you, for explaining what we were doing and why. Your patience but at the same time, inner strength is a true blessing. Chris, your passion and dedication is astounding. I have heard you referred to as the best puppy teacher. This I now know is true but watching you teach you are a role model for all dog owners. Biata is that one person who crosses your path and leaves a stamp on your soul. I have said it before but she is the best of both you and Christine with a ‘something’ extra.
Thank you for opening a new door in this journey of life.