Carolyn Murray

Thanks! He is very challenging to work with, that’s for sure. He’s super sensitive to my body position and body language (we played agility for years and did a shitload of canine freestyle because neither of those activities shut him down). He can be “talked into” a hide very easily and will offer behavior, so I have to be super careful.

One of the things I learned last weekend was the concept of “distance versus space”. That idea really resonated with me as I think I am often giving my dogs “distance” to work out a problem, but my body language isn’t giving them “space” (did I get that right?).

Also, wanted to add that Cooper wasn’t the only dog that worked the wall hide off of that column. It was a VERY interesting night. 🙂