I have been busy busy busy - which is why it has been since February that I have posted any blog posts. Writing articles for Clean Run each month and a K9 Conditioning Chapter for Linda Mechlenberg's new book on Jumping Skills, has kept me from writing blog posts. Look for Linda's new book in early Fall 2015.
I have been involved in teaching the FitPAWS Master Trainer program since February and am really enjoying the opportunity to share my expertise with so many people, each ready to soak in any knowledge that they can, ready to put that knowledge to work and really enjoy the learning process. The FitPAWS Master Trainer program is a great way to learn how to evaluate a dog, how to design a plan and the many different exercises that can be performed on FitPAWS equipment along with the foundation needed to properly train each position and the correct posture.
I just counted them up and Drama (now 10.5 mo old) has been to Montana, Eugene, California (2x), Washington (3x), Demo'd at the Rose City Classic Dog Show, Idaho, Colorado (4x, maybe 5 can't remember), Chicago, and Connecticut - 11 flying trips - Wow!! Wish I could get "frequent flyer miles" for my dog. Drama is a GREAT traveler - well except for barking when I am teaching but that will improve with age. He has learned so much even with my limited time to train, and his body awareness is fabulous. I can't wait to see how he grows and fills out. He really is the perfect puppy.
Drama and I get in a few minute here and there to train. He is super smart and a joy to work with. Below is his latest video.
I hope to get back to posting in my blog soon - please be patient and if there is a topic you would like me to write about, send me an email.
Bobbie Lyons, CCFT, FP-MTI