As usual Emma has some excellent advice on training, this time on how to make sure you’re keeping the party jumpin’ when your dog is learning new behaviors. Like Emma, I too have a hard time being effusive in front of other people. I can be a total goof when it’s just me and Wally, but put us in a training situation and I have to remind myself to keep the focus on where it belongs: us. Unfortunately most trainers think they can just say “don’t worry about what other people think, just be happy!”, a statement that makes me think “shut up, obviously you have no idea how self-consious I’m feeling right now”. It’s nice to know I’m not the only one!