1. What I didn’t like
Well honestly, there’s not much I didn’t like, so this is a short bit…Very short, because I loved it!
2. What I liked
I took this course because I wanted to find some way to help Leah and my other dogs, and I’ve walked away with so much knowledge, I’m still trying to absorb it all! Thanks to Christine and Chris I have learnt to be more observant, to really look at a dog, look at his body posture, his handler’s body posture, and then to connect all the dots. Needless to say, that’s a skill that I find myself using with people now, because I’ve been taught to really look, and not just glance.
For me, Christine and Chris are the closest to dog whisperers I think I will come across in my life. From Chris I learnt how a dog thinks, what motivates (and de-motivates) him and how to understand him, and from Christine I’ve learnt how to read body language, how to speak to a dog and how to communicate with the handler… If I heard “don’t solve the problem, solve the cause” once, I heard a thousand times, but it must have sunk in at number 970, because I find myself trying to do it with every dog I see!
Christine and Chris you both answered every question patiently, even for the 10th time, and not once did I ever feel that you guys were getting impatient, despite how slow I was learning!! I’ve seen more than a hundred dogs on your training grounds on a Saturday, and not once have I seen a dog humiliated, hurt or yelled at … They all come in for some “school”, their tails are wagging and you can just see that they are having a ball! And that’s thanks to you guys … Thank you so much for one of the best experiences of my life!
It was such a nice positive experience, please keep it like that!! We all had lots of laughs, I loved sitting there watching the horses and breathing fresh air. For me it was the most stimulating environment to be in…