|10-25-2013 10:25 AM|
|10-24-2013 03:09 PM|
The cowboy helpers can be bad for training young dogs and new handlers.
|10-24-2013 12:48 PM|
|Liesje||My favorite helpers to work with have been ones that will listen to me, as the owner and advocate of MY dog, and balance that with their own knowledge and experience. I may be newer to the sport but at the same time, I am the one that lives with my dog and trains him in a variety of venues so I know what my goals are, I just need someone to help me get there. A good helper will work the dog in front of them, not working all the dogs the same or getting frustrated with a dog because he doesn't act like how they (the helper) would like in their own dogs. I also like helpers that can do stuff outside the IPO box, like suit work, muzzle work, searches other than blinds, etc.|
|10-24-2013 11:01 AM|
Thinking, experience, constatntly learning, active in training their own dog.
For me experience is the MOST important in a "Training Helper". A big part of that is experience in titleing their own dogs and experience as primary club helper for club member dogs that have titled and competed at higher levels. Too many helpers out there claim to be experts but have never titled a dog. Or haven't done it in 10 years, the sport and dogs have changed a lot in that time.
There is a big difference between training for the handler to go home happy at today's training session and training so the handler goes home happy on trial day.
|10-24-2013 07:36 AM|
|10-24-2013 12:25 AM|
|elisabeth_00117||He has worked with a schH club out this way for awhile as well. But he reads dogs very well and is a very good helper.|
|10-24-2013 12:22 AM|
|carmspack||Bonello does American street ring?|
|10-24-2013 12:16 AM|
|elisabeth_00117||If your looking for someone in Ontario like the list mentioned above, I would contact John Bonello. I have seen him work and everyone who works with him has only positive things to say.|
|10-24-2013 12:12 AM|
sent you a PM
Anne Kent would do great decoy work with Journey's type.
|10-23-2013 09:22 PM|
|lsatov||yes I agree this is the experience that I have had. I will continue to network, but the choices are few. Having a good helper is essential to avoid mistakes and optimize the dogs potential. Being a newbie handler makes this more difficult, as I lack the knowlege and the experience eye to know right from wrong. As I am a newbie and older in age I want to do as many things correct the first time.|
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