RE: The Herding Partners Academy
Dear Brilliant Lover of Herding Dogs, ;)
I've had a dream about building this Academy for a long time now.
I see it as a place where people who are smart, conscious, committed and passionate about being the best they can be for and with their dogs can learn, grow, share, and celebrate...together.
If you've ever had that feeling that you wish you could connect with someone who really understands you, your dog, your struggles, your challenges and your victories ... this is the place for you!
The 5C's are like words to a writer … you use them to create the core layer for a magnetic bond and trusting partnership with your dog.
And, just like the layers of first learning to write baby sentences, then short paragraphs, essays and full stories that articulate your ideas and thoughts …
… your communication skills get stronger and you are able to dialog with your dog with ever-increasing levels of clarity.
The results of this layering and dialog process are astounding!
Where you previously had a dog who tuned you out in the face of distractions, you now have a dog who is attentive and responsive as a result of YOUR enhanced ability to understand, and to communicate in a way that is so natural and comfortable for your dog.
It's as if your dog is thinking: "finally, I can understand what she wants, and now we can work together to figure out how to do this!"
The teachings in the Herding Partners Academy are not a one-size-fits-all "follow these precise steps, in this exact order" method … it's a journey of communication, connection, clarity, competence, and collaboration with our dogs.
Even when life's lessons are difficult, (as they often are for us and our dogs) trust in our teacher and feeling our teacher's belief in us, makes overcoming our struggles and obstacles smoother and easier.
THAT'S the life experience that we want to provide for the dogs we love so much … and who are so very willing to learn and to forgive our fumbling mistakes and try again.
You'll be amazed at how quickly this natural communication creates willingness and cooperation with your dog, decreasing the overall need for training … and accelerates the training process dramatically.
And, when you add in OUR Partnership … that's ME, partnering with YOU … as your teacher and mentor … as your coach with my 'skin in the game', committed to doing my part … there is no doubt that you are on your way to brilliant partnership with your dog.
In the Herding Partners Academy, you'll be studying the true nature and culture of herding dogs that will lead to a solid foundation for training, partnering and performance.
This natural, holistic approach will allow you to gain insight and understanding of your dogs, bringing communication to a whole new level.
With over 35 years experience in training and competing with both horses and dogs, and 20+ years of holistic dog-centric teaching and coaching ... I specialize in establishing great working partnerships between people and their dogs.
Successfully competing with my border collies at international-level sheepdog competitions and consistently qualifying at the top tier in North America, I am passionate about sharing what I've learned about the nature of herding dogs, how to train through partnership and trust, and how to successfully compete.
Through this program, you will take away better understanding and effective communication between you and your dog. You will learn how to be focused and present while interacting with your dogs, and how to use your body language, posture, and expressions to easily influence the behavior of your dogs.
Your dog is smart, loving and loyal.
Your dog wants to know what pleases you. Your dog is a whole being, complete with a mind, full range of emotions and motivations.
Your dog is born to be your partner.
You are smart, loving and willing to figure this out.
You don’t want to be domineering, or alpha.
You want your dog to LOVE to listen. To LOVE to work, play, train ... to be your eager and willing partner in all you do. Right?
You are now at a fork in the road ...
Do you continue down the training path that has brought you to where you are today?
Or are you ready to be one of our future Herding Partners success stories?
It's time to leave the one-way 'conversation' behind and build a true connection and trusting partnership with your dog…
Become the Brilliant Partner your dog deserves … so that together, you and your dog can reach your True Potential.
Join us! You'll be so glad you did...and your dogs will be too!
Much love to you and your dogs,