Good boy Duke!
I think more and more trainers are realizing now that now that not all showlines are created equal.
Some of them definitely are not! My trainer has worked with quite a few showlines and they do pretty well. Duke shocked him though.... for a dog just entering the sport at 2 years old (and with his history), he has the drive and energy of some of the working lines out there. We are all really excited to see where he gets to!
you still go to ed reyes for training or you went to orlando schutzhund club?
Still with Ed Reyes. I don't want to go to a club, not into the politics. And they never answered me back. I tried to get a hold of that club for over a year.... never heard a word, emailed a few of the board members it says to contact multiple times within the year... never a single answer. Which, I feel blessed for that.... because I love where I am at. Duke does fantastic there, and everyone is like family there, and the training is excellent! I absolutely love going there each week! I can't wait to do it more then just 1 day a week!
I'm so excited to see where we get with him!
That sounds really great! But I'm betting that the relationship you have with Duke also plays a big part in how well he is coming along. Keep up the good work!
That most definitely could be a reason for so much improvement! We've had him now for almost 4 months... I think our bond is getting MUCH stronger and with that, he's wanting to work with me even more. I also think he's starting to understand that he can finally let that drive go and be who he is. I am sure in his last home it was taken out of him from day one so he could sit on a golf cart all day.
Oh well, it's coming out now, and I couldn't be happier with him! He's one of the best dogs I've ever had.... great at home, great out in public, and so much fun to work with!