For a couple of years I’ve harbored a secret dream to delve deeper into dog behavior and learning. I’m fascinated by how dogs learn, and how they communicate with humans, especially when humans take the time to try to understand. I’m fascinated by watching how very quickly dogs respond when that communication goes both ways between the dog and the trainer.
I’ve read several books, followed several blogs, taken a few obedience classes with our dogs. But I still want more. I want to dig deeper into how dogs learn, and how positive training methods can be applied across situations.
So I’m finally putting time and money into this dream.
Next Saturday I’ll be taking a dog behavior seminar with Heather Moore of Wag It Better.
I’ve also enrolled in Karen Pryor Academy’s Dog Trainer Foundations course.
Excited doesn’t even begin to cover how I feel about this.