• Sharon Blakeney-McDonald Blakeney-McDonald

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    June 7, 2016 at 9:54 pm
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    Wow, you are so lucky to have such supported locals to be able to help you to build Quma confidence. She is an awesome dog to be able to do such a great job of being a certified drug dog. Both of you are an valuable asset in todays society. I did read your post of Quma “high prey/low defence drive” as I have similar issues with Tazer and was wondering how you would go about training her in protection work. Mike response to your post made me realise maybe Tazer should have been train in defence first instead of the prey drive they try to do with him. Tazer also needs confident building and we decided by desensitise him to people/decoys would help him to feel less stress in his life. Your plan of being on the ball sounds like a good way to go with Quma training. Thank you for your positive comment of my handling skills. I have a excellent dog trainer now who’s methods are compatible with Mikes training system and I am making great progress with both my dogs now.