Where do you start? Does anyone know people in New England who teach and train with kids?
I know next to nothing about it and would love some more information for my youngest daughter.
This past weekend at the Hebron Fairgrounds, I let the Gremlin handle Birdie with in a group of people that I know well while we were in a fairly enclosed area and they ended up with an audience of people watching them.
The Gremlin decided to show off and put Birdie in a down, walk about 15 feet away, called her while walking away and Birdie came to her and fell into a heel. Then she put her in down, hid behind hay bales, counted to 15 then called her. She also did Birdie's Circus Pup trick (sit pretty) and wave Hi to everyone watching.
I don't know what it's called, but she walks with the dog on her right in a heel, stops, Birdie sits, then Gremlin gives the stay command and starts walking away, then calls Birdie to her.
She says she learned from watching at the MAD summer challenge at Chris Fraize's.
A woman watching us commented that the Gremlin was really great with the dog and we should look into junior handling and dog sports for her. The woman used to do Junior Handling with the 4-H club, but it fell off due to the kid's lack of interest. She raises Border Collies and German Shepards.