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with such wonderful obedience trainers that Caleb and I take classes from. As some of you know we take classes from a couple who have consistently been top trainers, competitors, multiple OTCH's in multiple breeds and she is a judge as well. As some of you also know Caleb has developed a sit stay problem with me out of sight. I got three e-mails from her this morning telling me that we'll get through this and to not be discouraged along with some things to work on with him. Three! These are busy people here! I know so many people are afraid of them or think they are stand offish but they have lots of people who want to train with them and be seen with them. I cannot get over getting so many e-mails all geared to keep us from being discouraged!
 

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that is so thoughtful - the sign of an excellent educator - motivation is such a critical part of any learning curve

very lucky you - like 3 tails wagging I'm on my own pretty much .. when I'm lucky enough to get to work
 

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Linda was very nice when she answered my request for a judging assignment. Glad she is there to help with Caleb's issues.
 

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Yep - that's so nice. My first obedience instructor was nice and helpful, and seemed to like Emilu - then when we advanced on and joined the training club, my instructor was not really very nice, and never said a kind word to me OR Emilu. It would have been so nice to hear something encouraging. My instructor now is good, but I could see where she might be scary to many people. But again, it would be nice to hear some encouraging, kind words sometimes.
 

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I think good trainers are worth their weight in gold. :)

It took me awhile to warm up to our agility instructor, he comes off as standoffish and has a bit of a quirky, very dry sense of humor. But, he's amazing with Peanut. Totally an out-of-the-box thinker, and she really needs that. If ever we compete at all, it will be 99% due to his creative training. :D
 

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Linda was very nice when she answered my request for a judging assignment. Glad she is there to help with Caleb's issues.

You asked Linda to judge for you? When? What club? Did you tell her you know me? Some think she's a hard judge -- she's fair and I like that.
 

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I think good trainers are worth their weight in gold. :)
100lbs of gold is worth about $1.1 million dollars :) I think a good trainer may be worth more..lol

Kelly and Amber
 

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My Obedience instrucor/mentor actually would pick me up and take me to the shows when I first started. She showed me where to crate my dog and why, how to warm up my dog and why, Introduced me to the top trainers and competitors, showed me all the really great vendors at shows, taught me ring and ringside etiquet at shows and even shows me how to train my dog.

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How special of them to take time and email you about Caleb! I know how special it is to have good interested instructors. I trained a lot of years by myself but feel lucky now to be surrounded by good people.
 

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You asked Linda to judge for you? When? What club? Did you tell her you know me? Some think she's a hard judge -- she's fair and I like that.
It was for Wilmington Kennel Club for this June but she wasn't available.
 
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