Hi Students and Friends!
I hope you are all well. I have some recommendations for you.
How Dogs Learn by Mary Burch PhD and Jon S Bailey PhD . You can listen to it on audible or you can buy it on line.
I bet some of you don’t know about Dogwise. It is a site that has books about dogs—dog training from pet to serious competitors in just about all dog sports. It has streaming videos, regular books and DVDs and CDs.
Do you know about Vimeo? It is a service with videos you can stream. You can buy or RENT! You can rent then if you decide to buy your rental goes towards the full price! Janice Gunn has a lot of cool stuff there. There are probably others as well.
If you are computer illiterate like me, you can just do a search to show you how to stream the video or whatever you don’t know how to do.
I have started doing a few video lessons with phone calls. If you have a minor problem and just need quick advise I am happy to give that to you anytime. If you need more in debt help you can ask a question or send me video and I can either talk you through it in a lesson on the phone or/and send you a video of me doing it. I am charging $1 a minute. This is much less than a lesson in my building which could be a long time off.
As the weather gets warmer and my county (York) moves to yellow I can work with an individual outside. Folks who are social distancing completely- getting nothing but essential groceries and not going to other people’s houses or getting close to anyone except who lives in your house- and they must be staying home too, can contact me about bringing dogs over for play dates in the yard only- not in the building-with Cara or the little ones. My yard is very large so we can stay far away from each other. Gloves and a mask would be needed. I can not have anyone who would pose a threat to my health. I have a few health problems that make me vulnerable.
Make sure you continue to train your dogs. They need to mental stimulation and you need to think about something else for a while.
Please take good care of yourselves! I miss you all very much. My dogs miss you all too!