Why train and compete your dog?
Because training and competing your dog molds them and builds their character. Training gives them boundaries, builds a greater bond between you, creates focus, and teaches them your dog critical thought. Competing with your dog helps them to build a steadier temperament, improves communication, gives you a shared adventure, and is really fun! Earning titles also creates a lasting monument to all the hard work the two of you put in to training. On the right here is a photo memorial to the dogs I have competed and titled.
Colina NA NAJ NJP NFP OA OAJ OAP OJP AX CGC
Competition isn't the only outlet
Not the competitive type? Service work, therapy outreach, even public performance achieves many of these benefits. For example, on June 27 2015 Bonnie was the ringbearer at our beautiful outdoor wedding. After the ceremony she performed a freestyle dance for the guests with myself and my husband Nathan. All three of us gained more of a bond at the performance than we did competing.
Want to see more of Holbrook event history? Watch this slideshow.