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The fact that the Hill Trial was postponed meant that on the Sunday myself and John Heffernan were delivering a bitch to Scotland, we also got to meet up with Neil for a chat and run a dog in his trial.
The thing that most impresses me with Tony, is just how much he can squeeze into a training session with a young dog. He must be the most efficient young dog trainer that I can think of. Tony thinks about what he is doing before he ever puts a lead on a pup, and from the moment it goes on, that pup is in training.
As Henry Ford once said, the secret of success – if there is one – is the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes, and to consider things from his or her point of view as well as your own. In this conversation Sue helps me to see things from a judge's perspective
Eric Holmgaard is the kind of trainer who adjusts his training and thinking to whatever dog he is working with. This interview with Erik, a world class handler, has good insights and is worth listening to.