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When Things Don't Go According to Plan


Has this ever happened to you?

You’re running a cheating single, your dog attempts to cheat, you blow a whistle and they don’t stop, you correct, they still don’t stop! What do you do?

Today, I want to help you understand what to do when things don’t go according to plan. Reacting appropriately in these situations is one of the things that separates average trainers from really good trainers. It’s the difference between positive outcomes and ugly training moments. Or worse, the creation of problems that haunt you for an entire career.

Water training doesn't have to be ugly. Following a thoughtful training plan avoids situations where both you and your dog are overwhelmed. I can help you create a training plan and support you every step of the way through my online training program, FETCH. See you there.