I am officially a certified dog trainer! Yay me! I’m quite proud of this accomplishment. The course I took may not be the best out there, as there are a few people I have heard from in the doggie rescue/ training world that they didn’t like it. For me, it was a good introduction to dog training and all that is K9. I think I lucked out in who I got to teach me in my externship. My mentor trainer has over 15 years experience as a vet tech and behaviourist. I’ve learned the basics in my test books, but my mentor trainer has helped me put what I have learned into practice and has taught me so much more than what I learned about in my manuals. Once I have some teaching under my belt, I definitely want to continue my education and plan to seek out more courses that’ll help me in my journey as a trainer/behaviourist. If anyone has any recommendations, I am totally open to them!
What else have I been up to? Mainly just working at Waggytails and Bedouin Beats, but I love every minute of both. The summer has been hot, but good. It’s rare that we get it a super warm summer, so I’ve been enjoying it. Spending lots of time with my pup and that’s my favourite thing to do! Nothing means more to me than Landon and he always bring me joy. Even when he is being a poop-head! But he’s my poop-head and I love him!
What else can I say? I’m really happy with how my life is going right now. And I want to continue on this path. I feel fulfilled.
I hope you do too!