Learning so much more from your on-line course than from the classes I have taken!

Pam – I am amazed at how much practice I need to do on my own footwork/form before adding my canine partner! It seems to me if MY skills are solid, it truly facilitates and accelerates the dog’s improvement.

I am learning so much more from your on-line course than from the classes I have taken. Usually, my dog gets bored at those classes and starts barking because she wants to work…and then I get dirty looks from the instructor. Ha! – Thanks! Leslie

I’ve only just started…and already I’m appreciating the the value.

I’ve only just started the course, “Cleaning up your act ­ part 1” and already I’m appreciating the the value. I love that each lesson focuses on just 1 idea and I can go away and practice that before taking another idea on board. – Kym R.
 

I now have dogs that are really running with confidence.

A huge “Thank You” for putting together such a wonderful class. Your class has cleared up a lot of “gray” areas for me. So many useful little tidbits to produce a happy team…By the way, I’m falling in love with my go outs!!!! I now have dogs that are jumping off the start position & really running with confidence. They really understand “away.” Your methods are so relaxing & rewarding to the dog. I can’t say “Thank You” enough. Count me in on the next session please !!!! ~ BG
 

A great class!

I’ve been getting ready for the new semester and am just now catching up on our last two lessons here. I’d also like to add my thanks to the others for a great class, Pam. We learned a lot, and had fun practicing! See you again in Part 2. ~ BF
 

Your lessons really helped us

Thanks so much, Pam. Your lessons really helped us. I am very pleased to announce that Jack and I FINALLY earned our first two legs of AKC Novice A obedience last month, thanks to you and your completely
positivetraining! Looking forward to Part 2.
~ JH
 

FINALLY earned our first two legs of AKC Novice A obedience.

Thanks so much, Pam. Your lessons really helped us. I am very pleased to announce that Jack and I FINALLY earned our first two legs of AKC Novice A obedience last month, thanks to you and your completely positive training! Looking forward to Part 2. ~ Joann H.

This is going to really help his DOR!

Pam, thanks for the great class! I learned a lot and look forward to Part two.
Yesterday and today, I tried the DOR exercise. Cool! This is going to really help his DOR. He has had a tendency to slide forward on the drop and is now “sticking” to the floor. ~ Julie

Cleared up a lot of “gray” areas for me!

A huge “Thank You” for putting together such a wonderful class. Your class has cleared up a lot of “gray” areas for me. So many useful little tidbits to produce a happy team. The head position of looking down & just in front of the dog has greatly improved our heeling. With little dogs they try to forge to look in to your face, but with your method they actually are following my eyes and no longer feel the need to forge for eye contact. And once again…if the do forge…your method of throwing the cookie back solves that problem. By the way….I’’m falling in love with my go outs!!!! I now have dogs that are jumping off the start position & really running with confidence. They really understand “away” Your methods are so relaxing & rewarding to the dog. I can’t say “Thank You” enough. Count me in on the next session please !!!! ~ Brenda G.

I’m back for Part 2 of the course, having learned a lot from Part 1.

I’m back for Part 2 of the course, having learned a lot from Part 1. I practice the Part 1 exercises while walking my dogs, and it’s really added a whole lot of fun to our day! (I’d never before been able to make two dogs stay while sending the third to go get a thrown treat!)
I can’t believe how well this back-up exercise worked!! I have to admit, I was skeptical. I had visions of my dog just curling around my hand and acting silly in an attempt to get the treat. But it worked beautifully, first time, every time, with all 3 of my dogs! What a great technique!
This is partly why I find your courses so interesting and enjoyable. While other trainers insist on doing everything a particular way, with a view to being 100% consistent in all areas of our lives, you have a very laid-back approach to training.
I’ve always believed that dogs could learn to do one thing in two (or more) different ways (e.g. sometimes running a two-on-two-off contact and sometimes doing a running contact in agility, depending on what the handler tells them), but hearing about your experience is very reassuring! ~ Sharon