Saturday, April 14, 2012

Animal Behavior College Mentoring

I have the pleasure to help aspiring dog trainers studying with ABC begin to make their dreams a reality by guiding them through the 18 week hands on program as their trainer, mentor and friend. These 18 weeks include 6 weeks of observing my classes, 6 weeks of training a dog of their own in my classes and finally 6 weeks of student teaching. I am fortunate that the students who come to me arrive with open minds and enthusiasm to learn and grow their understanding of animal behavior, teaching and handling skills. I have been very pleased with their willingness to embrace the power of positive reinforcement with training animals and am proud to say all of my students completing the 18 week program under my wing have graduated! Even if they are still on their journey to success I feel great to have made a difference in each and every one. Below is a most recent note from one of my students Liz.

"Sarah- I just wanted to shoot you an email to let you know I graduated today! I am so grateful to have had you as my 'mentor', I learned so much invaluable information from you. Thank you so much for your time and your great teaching. Without your mad clicker skills I would have never fully understood the importance of clicker training. Thank you again!" - Liz Buchanon