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Friday, December 19, 2014

Correct the Wrong!

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)

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