Thursday, December 15, 2005

Remember to Breathe

I recently read Willard Bailey's "Remember to Breathe", a fantastic book where he shares his experience training his golden retriever Honeybear to an OTCH (AKC obedience championship). It reminded me to keep training fun. It's so easy to get focused on my list of things we are working on and kind of forget about the dog. Even though we use positive training methods, I need to remember to keep it fun (especially obedience as opposed to agility) for Wyatt. So I have been running to the start of a new exercise, mixing in some play, and not requiring a complete front and finish on every retrieve.

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