Friday, March 21, 2008

First Teaching

I taught obedience for the first time last night. I thought it went pretty well. I kept them busy and went through a lot and offered a few tips that they may not have heard before. One thing that was difficult was being the judge. It's easy to respond to the judge but remembering what the judge says for each exercise was not as easy as I thought. It's tricky too, especially since I was the substitute teacher for just one night, to figure out how much advice to give. It is cool trying to observe what is going on with a handler and their dog though. That will help me I'm sure. I tried to offer some tips on proofing and also on keeping heeling interesting and unpredictable for the dogs.

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