An Observation Technique That Will Improve Your Dog Training
Observation Without Direction The power of free-time training.
How well do you really know your dog? Like most trainers and competitors, Nancy Tanner of Bozeman, Montana, assumed she knew hers inside out until some whales and their trainers taught her an important lesson. You too can adopt the simple technique she learned at a marine mammal park to improve canine interactions at all levels. Tanners path of discovery began five years ago at Sea World in San Diego, California, where she took a behind-the-scenes tour. What caught Tanners attention was the whales free-time pool. In this large, safe, comfortable environment, whales do whatever they like. Sometimes the pool is occupied by a single whale and sometimes by two or more. Trainers are always present but they never initiate activity. They simply watch and wait.