After being away for a week in Perth with some great dog owners and their dogs, I wanted to thank everyone for a great week!
I had a full week of private lessons and they were all both interesting and fun and I found the guys in Perth really warm and friendly. That is really helpful for me being away from my family for so long.
The two-day seminar was also a real high point for me, it was really delightful to see so many great dogs, driven and workable and easy to train and motivate, so much potential everywhere.
We got to cover a wide range of topics and demonstrate these with the dogs in attendance and I had a ball doing so!
The theory sessions were packed with great questions demonstrating how engaged people were and when looking around I watched people scribbling down notes all day. I saw so many light bulb moments occurring in people listening, always great for me to see.
In the practical sessions I was never short of a dog to work with, I worked every dog offered and although these dogs were not trained in my methods previously, in minutes all the dogs were looking pro, just shows how good the foundations were that these Perth people have installed in their dogs!
Great work Perth People!
The seminar planned finish times were 4.30pm, but I found myself still working dogs through to 6pm each night and talking to individuals after that. I guess like minded people doing like minded things make losing track of time easy. I answered questions before each day, during all the breaks and after too, I understand that people don’t get the exposure to me as often as they might like so I try to give as much as I can when I am there, but boy I was tired after!
Thanks you to Dave who provided the delicious food every day and of course Lynne for organising the workshop! I was very well looked after, treated like a local from the moment I arrived until the time I left, I thoroughly enjoyed myself!