As noted in an earlier posting, my goal this year is to focus on therapy dogs and their handlers and creating the appropriate organization and process to support them. In addition, I want to expand the reach of therapy dogs in our community. To attain these goals, I am letting go of some things to make room in my life for others.
Beginning in mid-February, I will no longer teach obedience classes at the Dude Ranch. Continuing education for you and your dog(s) will still be available. As always I will provide private training and behavior modification consultations. I will also offer group training to those who wish to become therapy dog handlers. I am creating a new training model as I go and I encourage you to make suggestions ... to be part of the process.
If you have been a student of mine, thank you. I have learned from each and every one of you and your dogs.
And finally, remember this: therapy dogs change lives one visit at a time. Consider giving of your time to make magic happen.