Who said that? Well, you would know if you have been to a Jack Knox clinic. Actually, those 3 words work for me. Go to the Light. Correct the wrong. Oh wait...Go to the light is 4 words. LOL
But, of course, FIRST you have to understand what is wrong, to be able to correct the wrong! By jove, I think I'm finally getting it. I have always been "self taught." (Wrong or Right) Now, I have an instructor who works for me. I had others that would have worked for me, but the travel distance was unGodly. So, I would try to look at CDs and do it by myself :0) I think that's the LONG way. Rhymes with WRONG way. hahaha
So here is what I learned. I think Champ is pretty sick and tired of hearing me chatter at him while he is working. "There, there, hey now, that's good, etc. etc. I think he would like me to SHUT UP. There's a novelty :) Just SHUT the you know what up and only CORRECT the WRONG. Wow, what an epiphany.
Today, when he was right, I said nothing. And, you know what? He stopped looking at me on his drive. Maybe, I gave him time to concentrate. Men usually hate women that talk too much. Maybe, it's the same with my dog. OMG!
When I was at the clinic I pointed out to Mr. Knox Champ's lovely one leg of a drive he was doing and he said, "So? I'm only interested in correcting the wrong." Well, shit howdy...okay then! That cracked me up.
This is what I learned. I'm never going to be a professional Border Collie trainer. But, I love what I am doing. And, there is a heck of a lot more for me to learn.
With that said, Onward and Upward!
Oh yeah....And, have yourself a very Merry Christmas. I know I will :0)