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And I just won a free Bronze entry to any class! Hopefully I will get in the Play class and will upgrade to a gold spot, but I guess I am going to take it at bronze at least.
 

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And I just won a free Bronze entry to any class! Hopefully I will get in the Play class and will upgrade to a gold spot, but I guess I am going to take it at bronze at least.
Awesome! Which contest did you win?


I think I'm going to do Conformation at Gold. I just signed Hazel up for her first show in less than a month, and we've done nothing, so I need the push. If I don't do Gold I know I won't work that hard on it.
 

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Awesome! Which contest did you win?


I think I'm going to do Conformation at Gold. I just signed Hazel up for her first show in less than a month, and we've done nothing, so I need the push. If I don't do Gold I know I won't work that hard on it.
That sounds fun! I haven't done a gold class but I want to.

I think we're going to do play. I debated for awhile about life skills because Hugo still needs work on some of those... but we're taking an in person advanced manners class and I think I'm going to get a lot of that there. Plus I just took Denise's engagement class and I think it's going to go into play well!
 

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I hope you get in at gold so we can watch you and Gusto :)
Just be kind! I feel so awkward doing anything on video anyway, it's like a weird form of social anxiety to have people I "know" watching it and seeing critiques.

We are all registered and ready to go, at least.
 

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Just be kind! I feel so awkward doing anything on video anyway, it's like a weird form of social anxiety to have people I "know" watching it and seeing critiques.

We are all registered and ready to go, at least.
Don't worry on that part! I've done a couple gold classes and I most I felt like an idiot. I know that self-conscious feeling.
 

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Me too! Hank and I will see you there! Just signed up.
Yay!

Good thing I paid yesterday; back into medical mystery mode with Gusto. Drove to Mass for an agility trial last night, and after being up with him from 1 am to 4:30 am, checked out of the room and drove back home. Where he is, of course, 100% happy and jumpy and would like breakfast. He's off to the vets on Tuesday so they can go on a hunt for the issue. Hopefully something easy to deal with and he'll be as right as rain to start the class in a couple of weeks.
 

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Congrats on the gold spot! That's awesome!!! :-D let me know what you think, that class is definitely on my list of wants to take.

I think I'm going to do the conditioning trainer series at Bronze. There are a bunch of classes I want to take of course. LOL.
 

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Those who have taken Precision Heeling...worth it?

I'd like to start Skill right. But I want it to be worth it :p
 

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Those who have taken Precision Heeling...worth it?

I'd like to start Skill right. But I want it to be worth it :p
My gut instinct is to shout YES!!!! Because I always learn so much from Denise's classes and because I got a MUCH better heel taking that at Bronze than I did while paying $60/hour for private lessons from a highly recommended trainer.

But, I'm not sure how you have been training a heel and how much will be overlap for you. This class starts with a lot of stationary exercises just to teach the dog where heel position is. I had done most of it in the winter, and the exercises were perfect because I was working in my kitchen and barely had any room. When we went outside his heeling just sort of came together.

Looking back, I think my instructor wasn't the type that really continues to learn? I had mentioned some of the exercises we were doing while there was overlap and she hadn't heard of any. Not that she was bad, her client dogs are constantly get titles... She was just set on one way that wasn't working for us.

So again, the class really focuses on exercises that teach the foundation of heel position. I know that is the growing trend in how to teach a heel so you may already be doing most of it. I knew the basics of the stationary exercises but this really taught me how to apply them. I would absolutely retake the class at a Gold level with any dog for her critiques though. I definitely really enjoyed the class and learned a lot from it.

Was that at all helpful? LOL.
 

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I loved PH. Nobody here is teaching a precision heel off leash. Either it's sloppy "choose to heel" stuff or precision done with prongs. I got so so much out of PH.
 
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I think I'm going to do Conformation at Gold. I just signed Hazel up for her first show in less than a month, and we've done nothing, so I need the push. If I don't do Gold I know I won't work that hard on it.
Sue's confo class is AWESOME. I learned SO much - training for conformation, showing procedure and how to not look like a noob, structure, handling tricks - it was awesome. I got a huge value from the class. One of the best compliments I've ever gotten on my training was from a pro handler who said "your methods [from Sue's class] sure are weird, but they're working!" I was terrified, but Pilot showed like a rockstar at the National.
 

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Sue's confo class is AWESOME. I learned SO much - training for conformation, showing procedure and how to not look like a noob, structure, handling tricks - it was awesome. I got a huge value from the class. One of the best compliments I've ever gotten on my training was from a pro handler who said "your methods [from Sue's class] sure are weird, but they're working!" I was terrified, but Pilot showed like a rockstar at the National.
That's awesome! Did you take both classes or just part 1?
 

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