Because of my participation in foreign competitions I spend time studying European courses and the agility handling methods of top foreign competitors. I have also sought out and taken lessons and seminars from handlers from all over the world including Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Czechoslovakia,Denmark, Finland, France, Germany & Italy. I find learning different ideas extremely stimulating and gives me plenty of different ways to handle each dog and various courses.
My love of teaching blossomed due to my own love of learning. I love to learn new things and develop new skills, which is a huge part of why I have such passion for dog agility. The constant puzzles presented to me both in sequencing and training, provide a rich and stimulating environment in which to find ways to communicate with my dog. When a new idea or move works well it is a real rush for me and my dog feeds off my excitement and loves it too.
I try to present my seminars in the manner I most like to learn. I try to do the following when I teach: