Friday, May 9, 2008

training frustrations

I've been looking for a trainer or training. The local PetSmart has classes and they say they offer private instruction. I spoke with the trainer there and I didn't get a good vibe from her. She says their private classes are really for addressing specific behavioral issues, which is contrary to a manager I spoke with a PetSmart who was very nice and helpful and said the private classes were for folks like us with crazy schedules.

They're are a couple of local clubs that offer classes, and I'd like to get involved with them, it just so happens that the timing of their new classes is either such that we would miss several of the first classes or on a day that is really hard for us to get there. We might be able to join one of them later in the summer.

I've been asking around for anyone who does private in-home instruction. Found one person in my area, but I don't know much about her. Several people that I trust have recommended a book called "Water Dog" by Richard Wolters. He has a whole series of books on training and God bless Amazon and their free shipping.

So the training frustrations do not stem from Zeke, I know that really I am the one who needs to be trained on how to handle him, Zeke is a super smart boy -- his mom just needs to learn.

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