Introducing the WyldWood Pack: Me - Lisa - 36yrs old I got started in training in 4-H in middle school and have been teaching professionally for almost 20 years now - and I wouldn't have it any other way! I was taught the traditional check/prong collar methodology and after teaching that way for 7-8 years, I knew there had to be a better way. I began reading everything I could, meeting with other trainers and my life as a clicker trainer began. I am a huge fan of Sue Ailsby's Training Levels and have worked several of my dogs through them and share her wonderful work with people everyday... As of right now I share my life with 3 dogs [although we have 6 in the house]. I have just created blogs to track the progress with each of the dogs but haven't had time to flesh them out yet... Ayla - 2.5yr old Newfoundland - rescued - CGC, TDI http://aylaknows.blogspot.com/p/training-progress.html Ayla has been with me since Nov 2010. She is a slow and methodical learner who would rather look at you adoringly from the floor than take a guess at what you want. Shaping has been almost non-existent with her but capturing and luring have worked very well. She comes to work with me everyday and is adored by many customers and staff alike. Knoxx - est 5-6 months old Papillion x Brittany Spaniel - shelter adopted http://knoxxknows.blogspot.com/p/knox-bio.html Knoxx is my silly, smart pup. He is willing to try anything and even though he has only been with me a few months, he is certainly made a place in my heart. He will be one to watch for picking things up quickly. Luka - est 6 months old Giant Schnauzer x Standard Poodle - rescue http://lukaknows.blogspot.com/ Our newest addition - he and 5 siblings were dropped into a rescue a month ago. He has been home with me for about two weeks and for now we are focusing on overcoming some shyness and letting him recover from an upper respiratory infection. So far he has shown great gentleness and some wise beyond his years behavior which I look forward to working with. --------------------------------------------------------------- Phoebe - 5 year old Mini Dachshund Phoebe has been very very slow to come out of her shell. She is finally getting the basics down pat after a rough few months and is progressing really well now. Taz - 4.5 month old Brussels Griffon x Chihuahua This little sweetie loves everyone! He is quick to learn new things if you keep the reps low with lots of play in between - like any pup of his age. His enthusiasm is contagious and I love watching him learn. Kismet - 6 month old Havacavapoo [Havanese x Cavalier King Charles x Mini Poodle] Kismet is a very sharp little girl who swings between wanting to learn and be involved and being a bit shy. She was originally doing some early stages of psychiatric service dog work but it is most likely she will become a companion instead.