Trainers aren't the people who can take the easy dogs and make them listen. Trainers are the ones who can take the tough ones, like Mick, and make them into something better. They have patience and compassion.
Those are the best trainers. Christine's patience and hard work have been an inspiration to me in dealing with Rocky. I can't tell you how often I have given her training advice, and can't take it myself!!! Her support and encouragement have made all the difference and have made me want to work with Rocky (rather than throwing in the towel like I wanted to so many times).
In each an every picture you can see the love the Mick has in him. A product of his environment, he can't help how he is. Yet, Christine has made him the beautiful boy we see in the pictures where he poses and looks handsome for the camera. I love seeing Mick mugging for the camera...being a ham. It shows how happy he is!!!
"Rumor has it, compulsion is evil."
Sacha CGC - Dumb Lab
Nisha CGC, PDC, PSA TC, PSA 1 - Crazy Malinois
Drusilla SLUT- Pet
Nemo - Dual-Purpose Narcotics
Cy TC, PSA 1, PSA 2, 2009 PSA Level 3 National Champion
Axo - Psycho Puppy
Rocky - RIP My Baby Boy