Part 4: The Comfort Zone

Chase’s story – Part 4 – The Comfort Zone!!!
What do you all think after reading the story – is it Chase’s Comfort zone, mine or both thats going to get us thru the difficult times? Love to hear what everyone thinks?!

The Border Collie Inquisitor

by Terri Florentino

 

This week the class would assemble at a local dog-friendly park. I was really looking forward to it; the “Beyond the Back Yard” class offers my students an opportunity to become experienced in handling their dogs in all types of environments, and is always so much fun.

One by one the students arrived and gathered around. I greeted them, and when it was time to begin, I said, “Not sure if we’re going to have any late arrivals, so let’s start with the question-and-answer portion of the class. Remember to practice the sit-stay and down-stay exercises while we talk. It’s important that your dog learn to exercise self control.”

We formed a large circle in order to hear one another while we spoke. I placed Debbie and Chase next to my mom and my dog, Bonny. My mom is an experienced dog handler, and my dog…

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