Bug and I went to Handling class last night and it was GREAT!! Yes, it’s true. Kerry (the instructor) is awesome. There were more than 10 dogs there last night and Kerry really kept everyone moving as well as giving everyone individual pointers that were helpful.
Bug was MUCH happier last night than the previous time we attended. Is this because I was less stressed about class? or because there were many other handler/dogs, including some other novice people? Who knows.
Kerry told me that with herding dogs it is mostly about the head and ears so to try and get Bug all big eared and full of expression. Bug was up on the table 3 or 4 times and by the 2nd time Kerry had trained *me* well enough that I was able to set Bug up to succeed. Yay!
Kerry made class fun enough that I will definitely attend again. Blue mentioned a while ago that she is teaching Iris an “ears” cue for photos – this would come in SO handy in the show ring. Holly and Traci – have you ever considered putting lovely pricked ears on cue for your cardis?
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