Originally Posted By: LiesjeAwesome! Was that at AJ's place? We went there last summer with Kenya (we were the only people not from his club) and they were all very nice.
Yes, Mr. Slaughter taught us a great deal. He is very passionate about what he does, and there are three keys to success with Mr. Slaughter in regards to Helper work 1.) Safety, 2.) Safety, and 3.) Safety
That is me in the photo above, and I am a very green...but, I have been working my backside off the past year and now I am very proud to say, I am a Certified USA Helper. I still can't believe it!!!
Don't get the wrong idea, I am not rushing off to work a trail....I am just not that good, and have much more to learn. I simply wanted to contribute more to my club. Last summer we had only one Helper, and I felt bad watching him work his butt off for the benefit of me and my GSD. I figured the best way to contribute was to learn enough so I could at least provide him with some opportunity for a break.
All day under Mr. Slaughters direction, all I could think about was....don't jam a dog, don't hurt someone's dog. I am happy to report that I met my goals and although I got knocked on my butt twice by a freight train disguised as a GSD, I did not jam or hurt anyone's pup, while at the same time I learned more in one day than I thought possible.
Thank you Mr. Slaughter!
PS, if you ever think about training with AJ Slaughter, show-up ready to give 100% or don't bother showing up at all!