It's not easy residing in two different states. I have wonderful students in Texas and in Wisconsin. I wish there was a way to shorten the distance between the two states so I could see all of my students year round. But, I am very blessed to have the opportunity to teach at my beautiful learning center in Union Grove, Wisconsin during the summer and fall and during the cooler weather in Dripping Springs, Texas during the winter and spring.
I have to say I have the most loyal, patient students as well. They are always willing to wait for my return. Of course my Wisconsin students don't want me to go back to Texas and my Texas students don't want me to head up to Wisconsin. At least I can say that I feel very appreciated by each of them. They are the reason I do what I do! My students and their dogs bring so much joy to my life. I can't imagine doing anything else as a profession.
One of my Texas students just sent me this lovely letter sharing her thoughts about the K9 Scent Work-Fun class she took with her Standard poodle, Bella earlier this year. She wanted me to share this with all of my web readers.
Thank you, Kimberly for taking the time to express your enjoyment of training with me. You and Bella make a great team.
Hope you are missing us here in the blistering heat…LOL We miss you, and can’t wait for your return!
I wanted to take time to thank you so much for the K-9 Scent Work-Fun class that Bella and I were so lucky to participate in. I’m not sure who had more fun, Bella, the other dogs or me! Rig, my better half of course would laugh every night on our way home asking that very question.
What a great activity for us to participate in during my convalescence. You were right; this is definitely a sport for all ages and physicality of our canine buddies and human friends alike. And what FUN we had, the term Pure Joy definitely applied for me!
Bella, who loves to play, was going through a tough time with losing her companion in December and then her mommy getting sick in January. She really needed that extra stimulation she received and enjoyed with K9 Scent Work.
It was absolutely thrilling to watch how quickly Bella and all of her other buddies caught on to the sport. What a beautiful thing to experience when you actually see their little minds working for the goal. How they tune everything and everybody out, and are so intent on what they need and want to do. They didn’t even mind the over excited human, clapping her hands, and awing for their finds!
I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing the different reactions of each dog when they picked up the scent of their hide, or how they knew ok, got this one where’s the next one! And let's not forget to mention how the excitement level would increase as we progressed through our training. It was like, well I have a job to do, let's getter done! Especially Phoebe, she was one hard gal to fool! (Phoebe was a Labradoodle in the class.)
Your love and passion for what you do shines through, and we were completely blessed to find you. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication! I can’t wait for Scent Training 201 when you return from Wisconsin.
Bella, Kimberly and Rigaud