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Postby Nelson » March 7th, 2006, 2:44 pm

Hello to all!

My name is Nelson. I had APBTs for 12 years where I lived until BSL took them all away. Before that, we competed succesfully in FCI Obedience. We were able to win the 1989 Fall Circuit National CD Championship and then went on to win the FCI CDX title. Unfortunately my dog, "Drago", suffered an untimely death due to cancer at only 4 years of age. Just one month before going to his UD title.

I was also the president and training director and founder of Caribbean Ring Sport, Inc. The first official ring club in PR that existed from 1987-2000. I had a column in Dog Sports Magazine titled "It's The Pits", from 1986-1996, where I wrote about different themes and topics regarding the raising, training and breeding of APBTs for working purposes. I also had a weekly radio talk show that I hosted called "Man's Best Friend".

Besides training dogs for hobby, my "real life job" is middle grade school teacher. I love to train puppies and kind of see it as my specialty. In Ring Sport we were able to get a first place in all qualifying scores from Brevet to the CRA 2000 Ring III Championships. .... but with a Malinois :| I've also given various seminars and demos. And last but not least, I was recently invited to judge Chris Fraize's Frostbite tournament in Maine. Regards.
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Postby cheekymunkee » March 7th, 2006, 2:47 pm

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Postby DemoDick » March 7th, 2006, 2:51 pm

Nelson is an excellent trainer and a good human being. He and Chris helped me a lot with Connor at Frostbite and never asked for anything in return.

Welcome to the board.

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Postby Romanwild » March 7th, 2006, 2:52 pm

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Postby mnp13 » March 7th, 2006, 2:53 pm

YAY!

Hi Nelson!

Everyone, a weekend with Nelson was eyeopening. He and Chris worked together like a team. I thought they had spent extensive time together... but it was the first time they had met face to face!

I hope you'll find the time to be active here, your training experience will be a welcome addition to the board.
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Postby Maryellen » March 7th, 2006, 3:08 pm

Welcome!!
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Postby Chris Fraize » March 7th, 2006, 3:23 pm

WELCOME! Nelson is the master Po of dog training!

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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 7th, 2006, 3:29 pm

Welcome welcome! I'm dealing with my first puppy right now, so be prepared for lots of messages from me about training!!! :wink:
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Postby Jenn » March 7th, 2006, 4:32 pm

Hello and welcome! :)
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Postby Romanwild » March 7th, 2006, 4:35 pm

He's blind?
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Postby mnp13 » March 7th, 2006, 4:36 pm

Romanwild wrote:He's blind?


:?
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Postby Nelson » March 8th, 2006, 10:47 am

Chris and I share many views on the training scene. Which, at least in my case, is kind of rare to come by. We'd talk for hours sharing our experiences and beliefs.

While over there during the Frostbite we talked about reading dogs . A term trainers use to identify and analize a dog's temperament and behavior. This was a very interesting topic that we entered into many of it's perspectives. The common focus point for us was the large amounts of trainers we've met who don't read the dogs properly.

That's when I made the analogy to the Kung Fu series of Master Po and his student. The student was troubled that his master, because of his blindness, couldn't see all of the richness that surrounds them. And Master Po responded by asking various questions like;

* Do you see the fish in the pond? (and a fish just skimmed the surface of a distant pond)
* Do you see bird eating in the meadow?
* Do you see the lizard trapping the flies in the corner of the roof?
* Do you see the grasshopper at your feet?

And when the student looks at all those things that his master mentioned, he looked at him puzzled and asked .... "Master, how is it that you can see all these things?" Master Po replied; "Little one, how is it that you cannot?!!!"

So it was interesting to see how both Chris and I would read dogs the same way and hear form others a completely different "read out" or evaluation on the same dogs. Then during the training sessions of those days, we would see flaws in either the dog's tempereament or training, and no matter where we were, once we saw something we would "eyeball" each other acknolwedging it.

So, the response to your questions is ..... No, I'm not blind! lol Have a great day all!
Nelson Rodriguez

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Postby Romanwild » March 8th, 2006, 11:08 am

lol It was another joke that went over Michelle's head!

Welcome! It sounds like you will contribute a lot to the forum!

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Postby Purple » March 8th, 2006, 11:19 am

Hello and Welcome :trollDance:
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Postby mnp13 » March 8th, 2006, 11:21 am

Romanwild wrote:lol It was another joke that went over Michelle's head!


I guess the first question should have been "Who is Master Po?" :|
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