My name is Nicole Wright and my husband Greg and I attended your pit bull advocacy and dog play seminar back in October. I just wanted to say thanks again for putting together such a unique, valuable seminar! I’m always looking to get more experience with behavior and training, and I feel like dog play is one of the areas where I struggle to find many educational opportunities, so I was thrilled to attend.
I loved your proactive approach of using cues and prompts to encourage disengagements. Also, the idea that in certain cases it may be helpful to mitigate one dog’s weight has already been useful to me (and my dog Luna)! In fact, whenever I’m involved with dog play I find myself thinking back to your seminar and the ideas you both presented. Greg and I have talked about the info multiple times since, and after some recent play sessions, I’ve said things like “I probably wouldn’t have thought to do [this or that] if we hadn’t been to the seminar!”.
I can read about dog play all day but it doesn’t quite compare to seeing it being shaped in person. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and skills!
On a side note, I enjoy the videos on your you tube page, particularly the Brandi and Nancy leash reactivity ones!
Thanks so much!