I just want to say thank you. I think as our dogs grow and learn more and more we forget where they began. I am so thankful for having a wonderful place to train with Kelsey and the wonderful instructors who have worked with us.

I have a foster dog, Lucy, for 2 weeks until another long term foster home can take her. She has hip issues that need to be addressed. She is 20 months old and knows nothing. I mean nothing. She was bought on the internet and spent her time alone in a yard, laundry room or crate. She doesn’t know how to gain attention without mouthing and jumping. She is Kelsey as a 10 week old puppy in a big Golden body. But I learned a lot from you. In two days she has come far. This morning she actually sat in front of me for attention. Wow!!! Guess she was tired of seeing my back. She’s actually walking on a SENSE-ation Harness last night once Rick and I got the harness on her. Being still is not something she does well. She’s on a martingale so she doesn’t back out every time to try to hold her collar. She will fetch anything which is giving both of us a lot of exercise. She’s a sweet, sweet Golden though and I know she is going to be a great dog for someone who will continue her training.

Kelsey, she has been a gem. I can put Kelsey in a sit stay in the kitchen while Lucy eats in the family room and Kelsey never moves until I say it’s ok for her to eat. She tries to get her to play but Lucy has no clue what play is, but Kelsey keeps trying. I tell Kelsey to settle and Lucy looks at her, then lays down for a few minutes. I say “kennel” and Kelsey goes in, even though I don’t want her in there. I want Lucy in there. Of course I have to bribe, push and pull to get Lucy to kennel-up and Kelsey just looks at her thinking, what is her problem?? This morning we tried down. Kelsey from the other room did a perfect down as I was still waiting for Lucy to get her butt down to give her the treat hiding in my hand. Rick, said “Don’t forget to release Kelsey over there”. We just laughed. Rick said, “Boy you really forget how good she is”. Kelsey is sharing so nicely. Lucy needs a lot of time and attention and Kelsey is just great with her. I love my girl.

Thanks for helping make Kelsey such a gem. You can really appreciate a trained dog when you have one with no training. All that work and cost is worth every penny and every minute. Life is good with a dog with training. Just saying.