Monday, July 19, 2010

Let the games begin!

I am excited! I have signed up for Susan Garrett's e-course, 'The Five Minute Formula for a Brilliant Recall.' It's her first e-course. It begins August 1 and consists of 31 games in 31 days - five-minute games that will help with focus, attention and drive, not to mention brilliant recalls.

Now, I don't do agility, but I have found some really helpful information on her blog regarding training basics and foundation work for any activities you do with your dog. Jackson is certainly not the high-drive dog you normally see in agility or obedience, so I figured anything I can try that may result in more focus and attention on me in distracting situations is worth the try.

I'm going to give it 100 percent for the month, and I'm really excited to see what results may come of it. I'll keep you posted on our progress : )

5 comments:

Crystal said...

I thought about signing up, but the price has held me back... although, I suppose it's about the price of a regular class... and it's with a world-class competitor... I don't do agility, but if it improved her recall and increased her focus/attention it'd probably be worth it... Hmm....

Kathie R said...

Crystal, I had similar thoughts...but then I thought about all the money I've invested so far in him with training and trialing, and it didn't seem so expensive in comparison :) I'm looking at it as an investment in my training skills.

Jennifer H. said...

Ohh how neat!! I can't wait to hear how it goes! And I haven't had the chance to congratulate you and Jackson on your latest UDX leg!!! AWESOME!!!!! You guys rock!

Lindsay said...

I am definitely looking forward to hearing what you think about the class! I also thought about doing the class but wasn't sure. That and my schedule for the month of Aug. is going to be all over the place and I was a little leery about adding that to my plate.

Laura, Lance, and Vito said...

good luck this month! I'm sure all the hard work you are going to put in will pay off big time. Susan Garret's constant marketing push annoys me to no end, but that woman is a great trainer and will give you excellent advice!