Some of the things I found amazing:
- Dogs are taught Left and Right. Good Grief, I forget which way is left and which way is right, how do people teach this fabulous skill? I suspect, I'll be the dorky person with the letters L and R on my shoes.
- A lot of dogs in the seminar know Turn as a cue. Amazing, I didn't even know I needed a cue for turning.
- Jumping can be a dangerous activity. Allowing your dog to jump incorrectly can cause long term damage to their bodies. After learning this I started to panic, I've only focused on getting my dog to jump on cue never thinking about how she is jumping.
After the seminar I must have looked a bit shell-shocked because our instructor came up to me and reassured me Marley was doing fine.
Odd things I've noticed:
- Is there an unspoken rule that all dog trainers are blond? Our obedience instructor, our current agility instructor, Jo Sermon, Jen Pinder, Nancy Gyes, Susan Garrett...
- Whenever I'm around somebody from England for more than a couple of hours, it rains.