I decided to have a look through some images I have taken in the last coupleof years and came across some I thought could use a little re-editing, and even some I hadn't even touched before. After doing some black and white editing lately I decided to have a play around with some older photos, a mixture of some of the dogs I have had the pleasure of meeting and playing with, some on a photo shoot, others as regular visitors to our household. One thing I love about going back is remembering the days of each image captured, what the weather was like, the mood in the air. It all adds up to making a moment a permanent memory to remember.
This saturday the 11th January will be the official start date of training classes in Coggeshall village. I am beginning to get excited. I have been working out training schedules, figuring out some fun activities to end the classes on, and I've been deciding where to place each dog in the session during the formal parts to ensure we have the ideal personalities working next to each other. We do not want any clashes as we know that negative experiences can make the difference between something being a small training issue, and something becoming a major behavioural problem. I am aiming for the classes to be as fun and engaging for both the owners and their dogs to provide an optimal learning environment.
I know I myself have got bored during some formal training classes so I will be trying something new with mine. I am hoping everyone enjoys their first training experience with me and will continue to do so. I consider myself very flexible when it comes to giving classes. I will be asking for input each week from attendees asking what they thought worked well, what didn't and things they would like to try. It's not just about creating a batch of dogs that know commands and perform upon asking, it's about finding things which enhance the bond between owner and dog so they have a happy working relationship together. After all happy dogs and owners mean less behavioural issues in general.
Let the fun begin!
Dog Trainer, animal lover, artist and photographer