To SADTC September 2011 Dear Chris and Christine I want to thank you both for your input into my life; you have given me a new vision and inspired me to be a better person, handler and instructor. With your passion Christine there is no doubt that any of your students would fail, as you only know how to make people succeed, with their dogs and without.
Your no nonsense attitude gave me the courage to be able to say no when it is no, yes when it is yes and to be firm at all times. Your approach to all your members was one of seniority, patience and guidance. You were able to see the cracks in my life and began plastering it up, with determination and go for it attitude. You gave me confidence in my ability to instruct people with their dogs.
I miss hearing your voice, and miss your club, as they are amazing people in the dog world. You have a fabulous team. A team is only as strong as their leader. You both have a awesome sense of humor and the college would not be where it is today without you both Chris you wear no mask and call a spade a spade, people like you are hard to find. Your slogan think like a dog, will always repeat itself in my head. And people check your attitude, yip that’s right now you thinking like a dog.
There are few people who left foot prints on your heart forever they impacted you to be a better man, and gave you understanding into the dog world, which you shared with all your students, your generosity with your knowledge will go a long way to saving many of dogs.
I learnt a lot by listening to you, and appreciate your honesty and sound advice. Chris you have a special family who love you, always good to see, and encouraging for others The course was more than I expected, well worth every penny spent. Staying at Suikerbosch was a wonderful experience and a must for all students, there hospitality great food and altogether a good company was the cherry on top of the course The course was extremely intense hard work, and a great challenge. Thank you both once again
Ps. I am starting my own obedience dog school in my area thanks to S.A.D.T.C