My main focuses are Dock Diving, Agility and High jump
I have four Border Collies and one Chocolate Lab I have a rescue who has retired to the farm who is currently 16 years old. Had another rescue I was training to bring out for shows but he had severe health issues and we had to make the gut wrenching decision to let him go
My favorite show is without a doubt Mexico City. Even with my first experience being there was during the big earthquake. I love our time there every year. Wonderful people
Number one without a doubt is a solid recall!! Without a good recall you stand a great chance of your dog getting hurt or lost! Number two would be drop it. If your dog won’t drop what it currently has then it wont go on to the next task! Number three is Leave it. If you cannot get your dogs focus off what they are engaged in when you are ready to move on you have no dog. Number four would be watch me. This comes in very handy if you have a dog that is easily distracted
Roll over, weave between the legs and sit pretty! They are very basic but I like them!!
In a previous question I mentioned a rescue by the name of Monte. He was a Catahoula/Great Dane mix. Most people know what a Great Dane is but not many know what a Catahoula is. These dogs were bred to be Hog Hunters. Therefore they have a huge prey drive. I live on a farm that had barn cats. The combination of a 1 year old dog with a huge prey drive and barn cats do not mix well. I joined an obedience class with Monte and he graduated with flying colors!! That is where my dog training career started
Train train train and start watching videos that involve what you want to do and just get out there and get started. Find an obedience class and sign up
I used to be a restaurant manager. Now I am going through my second child hood and doing what I love!!