End of Summer 2012
Newsletter # 5
On August 25-26, 2012, Bart gave a seminar in Dortmund, Germany, organized by Marco Meyer. The infrastucture was superb, and although the first day was accompanied by fantastic weather, the second day necessitated a "Plan B"! This was all thought out ahead of time, and due to the good planning, the seminar proceeded without losing any time despite the weather. Because Bart had minor surgery on Tuesday before the seminar, Bart was perfectly happy that he did not have to do too much active helper work. There was a lot to discuss about technical training and control and NePoPo training. Bart did see that with the purely positively trained dogs, they were locked on the handler. Target pointing requires "unlocking" these dogs.