Saturday, January 6, 2007

About Me

Zada, a European Line German ShepherdMy name is Sarah Bernier Danks and I'm not just a dog owner, I'm a dog trainer. Sounds egotistical, doesn't it? The truth is, if we own a dog, we're always training - whether we think we are or not!

I grew up with German shepherds, so I always knew I'd have them later in life, too. My canine companion, hiking partner and favorite dog in the entire world is Zada, my European-line GSD. She'll be 3 years old this coming September and I've had her since she was 4 months old.

Immediately after bringing her home I started obedience classes with a dog obedience specialist I'd found online. I still regularly keep her in classes, whether for leash obedience touch-ups or learning tricks through free shaping.

The reason for this blog is two-fold: I learn by doing, so researching and writing about dog training helps me learn it better; also I'm hoping others who have the same questions I did will get some free dog training tips to help with their dogs.

Enjoy, and please feel free to comment and/or ask questions!

-Sarah

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