Examining our opinions about dog training and other things
May 27, 2010 in dog training | Tags: dog training
How many professional trainers would cringe if this gentleman walked into their kennel?
George Richards & Hummel at Dachshund Speciality 2009 from John Richards on Vimeo.
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June 1, 2010 at 8:47 am
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Cringing because they couldn’t train the skills necessary or cringe because of the elderly gentleman?
A score of 193.5 is plausible, with a lot of forgiveness, but I commend any effort at any age to do what he did!
I would embrace them.
I think he did a magnificent job! I would have given him a 200 just for effort to get a dog that far, a difficult breed no less, at his age and in his condition.
June 1, 2010 at 9:10 am
I was referring to the reluctance some trainers have to work with very elderly owners. Never underestimate!
June 1, 2010 at 11:50 pm
I LOVE working with motivated elderly (they have time to do the damned homework), kids 8-15 (they listen, have few bad habits to unlearn, enjoy showing up the adult students, and pick up physical skills like lightning), and the stubborn disabled (they will make it work).
My three best student demographics.
June 2, 2010 at 6:53 am
I’m with you. Some of my best students are exactly those you describe. One thing I find is that a certain amount of physical compromise promotes body-awareness, at least in a lot of cases.
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