Yippee-yahoo!! I got an audit spot for the Control Unleashed seminar in March. I am so impatient I e-mailed Clean Run today to find out whether or not I got in. They are not sending out confirmations for a few weeks because they want to allow time for Leslie to pick which dogs will be working.
I am so excited. For those of you who are curious, Control Unleashed is a book written by Leslie McDevitt. From Dogwise description:
Learn how to turn stress to confidence and distraction to focus using methods that are 110% positive. Leslie McDevitt's versatile Control Unleashed program is designed to help "dogs with issues" learn how to relax, focus, and work off-leash reliably in either stimulating or stressful situations. Whether you're training a challenging dog on your own, an instructor trying to figure out how to help dogs in your classes, or an instructor who wants to design a special program just for stressed out dogs, this book is for you.
While I do not have a control or focus issue with Ike I certainly have a confidence issue with him. From my perspective there are a lot of similarities in the aforementioned behaviors, just dogs expressing the underlying issues differently. For those of you who haven't bought the book yet, and you know who you are, do it!! I am super excited! Hooray!
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