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Old 05-12-2015, 07:38 PM
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Default I got the job!!!

Ok, taking advice and making my own thread.. So this is just copy/pasted from the good news thread..

Just found out I got the job!!! I'm gonna be a dog trainer!

So beyond excited, as this will be the first time I will be paid to teach people how to train their dogs!

And now I'm a little nervous, I've never trained a whole class before! I will be an assistant for some classes but they also want me to teach my own classes as well (and come up with my own curriculum).

Anyone have ideas of what some cool classes would be?
-They want me to teach my own intro to agility class based off of their curriculum- which goes over all the equipment much faster than any of my classes ever have. So that makes me a little nervous as far as injury.

Other ideas I had:
- tricks class
-intro to disc work they wanted me to do.. So thinking rollers, catching the disc while still holding it, arounds, tug with disc, some basic toss and catches, and various tricks found in disc work? ...thinking of having them order jaws discs and pup jaws discs for those smaller dogs and sofflite discs for both sizes.
-reactive dog class
-body awareness/conditioning class
-possibly some privates
-impulse control/crate games type of class
-maybe an intro to shaping class

Anyone want to throw other ideas out? I will be assisting in agility, obedience and possibly a flyball class.

I will have free mat time so I can play with angel again (with low jumps and contacts) and get Chloe started again! Eee I'm so excited.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:41 PM
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Default Analogies/jokes related to class

Also, for those that train or go to training classes, what are some good analogies or funny jokes to keep it light hearted? I think of myself as a more serious straightforward informational kind of person, so may need some ideas/help to be funny/entertaining.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:05 PM
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My other classes are rally-o and prep for the CGC test! And a clicker class.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:19 PM
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:23 PM
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Ohhhh man, CONGRATS! That's so exciting. I think the reactivity and conditioning could probably be combined into one very useful class dealing with most anxiety/fear-based issues. With behavior modification.

Please update with anything and possible photos of the agility, flyball, and obedience classes. Photos are good, yes yes yes.

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Old 05-12-2015, 09:07 PM
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I like the idea of a reactive dog class. I found out Michaela is reactive when we went to basic obedience class (or, as I liked to call it, Screaming Dog class).
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:19 PM
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Congratulations! Training is a lot of fun.
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Old 05-13-2015, 03:38 AM
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Congrats! I would be nervous too. Have fun!
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:25 AM
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Definitely deserved its own thread, congratulations!
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:26 AM
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So happy for you!
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