Monday, June 17, 2013

Summer School

While my teaching (human kids) days are coming to an end for summer, I am just beginning something I have been wanting to do for a long long time!  I have just signed up to take Karen Pryor's online "dog trainer foundations" course.  I am super excited! It is all positive reinforcement based using clickers.  It also includes teachings on how to better understand and interpret dog emotional signals and behaviors.  The whole course will take 12 weeks or less.  My summer vacation is the perfect time!  Murray should be an ideal partner for me to work through this course with.  I am looking forward to our summer learning and bonding together!  I hope to share my adventures along the way here.  Stay tuned...

Murray and Dad doing "down stay"

He graduated "basic obedience" last year...will WE graduate this time together?  Hmm

20 comments:

  1. Learning and bonding sounds good to us. We hope you both enjoy it. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Well here's hoping it all works out, but Bites says "Nope not Me, I am tooooooooo stubborn"

    The Mad Scots

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  3. How exciting!! Keep us informed!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love

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  4. Good luck to both of you. We're sure you'll both pass, though.

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  5. how nice, you are going to pass and have a great time. i teach special ed but stay for the summer session, 6 weeks, for the extra money but i would love to have some extra time with the doggies

    urban hounds

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  6. That's so exciting, we can't wait to learn more.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  7. Ooooo!m Very exciting! Can't wait to hear about it!

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  8. Ummmmmmmm Murray... it sounds like you are gonna be going to SUMMER SCHOOL.

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  9. This does sound very exciting...I bet he will be glad to spend more time with you!! I never knew that class was offered online!!
    xo Chloe and LadyBug

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  10. That sounds like a very neat course. I do hope you'll keep us updated with all the cool things you'll be learning.

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  11. Sort of the Busman's holiday??!! Maybe you can get some good ideas about training the human kids to respond to a clicker. (SHE is a retired teacher so thinks anything is a good idea.)

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  12. I think you will both enjoy the course. Murry is so intelligent he will excell at something like that.
    Lynne x

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  13. That sounds like a great way to pass part of the summer!

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  14. Good luck! What a nice summer-plan!

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  15. I've heard of this training, I can't edit to read all about it!

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  16. Wows, that sounds FABulous!! I knows you can do it Murray!
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  17. What a great idea for the summer, you will do so well :) xx00xx




    Mollie and Alfie

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