I am a teacher.
I am a teacher because I love learning.
I sure didn’t love school as a student. (Let me be honest – there are things about the institution of school I am not to fond of as an educator either.)
DABAD topic of the day: Continuing Education
tons of blogs way better than this on this topic at the link here
and onwards we will go
My biggest single thought on this? DO IT! Never stop learning.
Know your dog area well? Super cool – great for you – go find something else to learn.
How should you learn it?
Take in person classes – find somebody positive, somebody fun, somebody you want to learn from.
Take online classes – my go to academy is Fenzi Academy – the next session of classes actually starts today – GO SIGN UP
Join an online community – FB has some neat training groups, Susan Garrett is opening her Handling 360 course this week, there are cool yahoo groups so many – find your niche – meet some like minded folks interested in what you want to learn
READ – lots … ebook, print book, articles … whatever turns your crank
My mind is on the mind game stuff at the moment so here are a few suggestions:
Not Just About the Ribbons
Trials Without Tribulations (at $15 it’s a GREAT ebook buy at the moment)
something by Lanny Bassham
talk about your learning …share your wisdom.. find something new to do
Brody and I just played through the list of Novice Tricks … at the age of 13.5 Brody knew way more tricks than needed to send off for a title! Little superstar … now that’s motivated me to actually train some new tricks to Sally and try Dora with a few too
Short – sweet, and to the point huh? Busy busy days around here 😉 more soon!