Remembering the Joy in Training

Remembering the Joy in Training

As a trainer, I enjoy being a student for a number of reasons, and one of them is the simple joy of bonding with my dog. My one year old, Seven, is taking her first agility class. And there is something about the nervous excitement of tackling the obstacles that leaves her all giddy. The food rewards, the frequent cheers for her incremental successes, and the blissful joy of “Oh my gosh Mom I just figured something out! Didya see? I’m learning!” That’s what I love about clicker training – the absolutely giddy, wide-grinned, tongue-hanging-out joy of learning. And that is something we can always use a reminder of. 🙂  ...