TESTIMONIAL | Successful Start-Lines
My keeshond Conley is very energetic and always ready to play agility. Especially at trials, right out of her crate she is over the top hyper- excited to start her run. When I first started trialing, I could not get her to stand still to get her leash off, let alone sit before the start of her run. This made it quite difficult for me to feel “connected” to her. Things began to change after taking Lisa Schmit’s Successful Start-lines class. The format of the on-line class including short example videos, detailed written explanations of simple exercises, and reasons explained as to why things may go wrong were very helpful to my understanding of the concepts behind a start line stay. In addition, her detailed feedback on submitted videos REALLY helps to pinpoint very specific issues to correct. I am so happy and amazed with my progress on my start line stays while practicing in my yard, in classes, and at agility trials. Even more, this has improved my overall feeling of working as a team with my dog and not just a handler chasing my cute, crazy dog around the ring. Lisa Schmit’s Successful Start Lines class has been monumental in my improvements as a handler.
Thank you so much Lisa for your help, support, patience, and for just believing in me and my dogs… in my agility journey. I know that the best is yet to come.
- Kathy Measer, Lancaster, NY