Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Southen MD, USA
I would say no. I have recently started helper work at our club. I have been watching our Training Director and other helper from the sideline for months. It's completely different experience when you "see" it verses actually "doing" it. People say, " Oh how hard is it to take a bite from a dog?" A lot more harder than you think. You want to make sure you don't jam the dog AND hurt yourself. You must think of both your's and the dog's safety. There is a lot of small details you must remember, how to read a dog, proper positioning of the sleeve, your feet, stance, etc. Unless you have some with experience who knows what they are doing their to guide you, you could be doing it all wrong. I would try and see about possibly mentoring with a group, to really learn. Good luck!
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