Hi Christine & Chris!
Herewith my course report:
During January 2011 I came across the website of SADTC. After reading a few articles on the website I enquired about the Instructors course and was I mighty impressed with the quick response I received. This made me realize these people were serious and passionate about dog training.
A few days later I contacted Christine and made an appointment to go to SADTC to meet her and get a better idea of what the course would entail. On our arrival at SADTC (which was a Saturday) we noticed several groups of people with their dogs on the field busy with training, it struck me that everything was so organized and structured and again I was very impressed.
Then we met Christine a very energetic, confidant and friendly woman. She made us feel right at home by introducing us to everybody and explained to me what I needed to know. During the conversation Chris joined us, while talking to him I could see the passion he has for dogs in his eyes. That was it my mind was made up, SADTC was the perfect place for me to do my training. While walking back to our vehicle my husband told me that he had peace of mind leaving me in the capable hands of Chris and Christine for two weeks. That was yet another confirmation that SADTC was the right choice.
I started my training on 5 March 2011. SADTC is a wonderful place to study the venue is relaxing and stimulating. I really enjoyed having classes outdoors. (except for the few times the weather forced us inside) The two week course was very intensive with a lot of information to absorb but every day was a new experience. The study material is of the highest quality. I learnt not to only look at a dog but to observe to think and then to act. “Go back to basics” I would highly recommend SADTC to anyone who wish to get involved in dog training and the Instructors course is a must for all who has a passion to work with dogs.
CHRISTINE: I really enjoyed working with you and learning from you. You are brilliant with all dogs your ability to read a dogs behaviour is astounding. Your patience with dogs is out of this world (Referring to Turbo) you really have the interest of dog and handler at heart.
CHRIS: You are an excellent teacher with an abundance of knowledge, but yet you are so down to earth. You are approachable and humorous. You can truly paint a picture with words. Thanks to you I think like a dog and their behaviour make sense to me now.
CHRIS & CHRISTINE: Your Knowledge, passion, patience and professionalism made a huge impact on me and change my life forever. I really enjoyed being with you. Thank you for passing on your knowledge, for the encouragement and fun we had together.
I do believe you two are the BEST in the dog training field. YOU ARE FANTASTIC!!!!!!