It seems as though this is a busy time of year. The kind of time when things are ending rather than beginning.
I’ve canceled the basic obedience class at Tabby & Jack’s. There was only one dog that could make it anymore, which is great for that dog, but doesn’t make a whole lot of sense as far as “group” classes go. So, I proposed one-on-one training for that dog and hopefully that’ll work out well.
In addition to that, due to circumstances beyond our control, we’ve also closed out training at Madison Mutts temporarily. With any luck, Melissa will be doing better in the new year and then we can start everything up again –
which would be just lovely. There’s a lot of potential – it’ll work out!
It seems as though there will more than likely be a whole lot of waiting going on until the new year. This should be fine, though. As far as teaching goes, I wanted to start trying to implement a Day Training program as well as get private training going . Both of which would be better for me in the long run, I’m sure, since group classes rely on a place to go if not simply daylight hours. One-on-one stuff lacks the necessity of a lot of equipment, too, which can be a huge plus depending on what you’re trying to do. And what Day Training would be is a type of program that consists of a commitment of 6+ sessions where the trainer goes to a client’s house, teaches the dog, and at the end has a transfer session where the owner is taught how to maintain the skills that their dog just learned. It’s super nifty if you don’t want to actually do the ground work yourself – which a lot of people don’t. Or at least, they don’t have the time even if they do want to do it themselves.
So, that’s the plan! I don’t know what to expect at this point but you know what?
To quote my friend’s song:
In the west there’s endless open sky. Won’t get there hoping that this rope will untie.
The only way to get things to really work out is to do the work to make them work out. Here goes.