[quote author=piglet link=topic=965.msg6958#msg6958 date=1117306725]
I just wanted to say I’d not heard of them – only APDT and APDC. I’ve looked at your site appro, and it looks all nice kind methods and stuff – definately something i’d reccommend a “newbie” looking into alongside the first 2 i mention.
Also, I think even seeing the different breeds in the flesh helps you appreciate them, see if you can get to some dog shows with breed classes and just experience the look of different dogs. If you love dogs, it should be a nice day too !
Lastly, definately train your own dog 🙂 I found out recently that the person taking a training class I attended (and whose dog is obedient) has simply trained obedience and the dog is actually no good with other dogs etc… along with other issues, its put me off. I dont like dogs to be puppets – i like some dog left in them if you get me ?
Who ain’t heard of Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour? ??? The brainchild of Jennii Watson, one of the most respected competitors/obedience trainers in the UK and elsewhere. She’s held obedience courses all over the UK. Has qualified for Crufts obedience with several dogs over the years. She now runs on-line courses for would-be dog trainers (and they ain’t easy, believe me cos, after almost 30 years competing and judging in obedience, I have decided to take the courses) and ADTB fully qualified trainers become KC affiliated. ADTB members are in the Guinness Book of Records for the greatest number of dogs ever to take part in a sponsored “stay” for the “Make a Wish” foundation when members raised over £5,000.. ;D
website : http://www.dogtraining-online.co.uk/