"My passion for herding was ignited when I attended one of Lynn’s clinics on her first trip toAustralia in 2007, so I was delighted when I heard she was coming back! Her clinics here in 2011, hosted by Double K Herding, exceeded my already high expectations.
Her ability to cater to each individual dog and handler team, from those having their first look at sheep to Advanced level triallers, was exceptional. We all saw significant improvements in both our handling skills and our dogs’ work. There were many “light bulb” moments amongst the handlers and it was wonderful to watch the confidence of the dogs grow.
She gave the handlers a tremendous amount of support. Her praise was genuine and sincere and even when things weren’t going to plan, she always had something positive to say. However, she also wasn’t afraid to tell you when you had got it wrong! The phrase “Oh…ok” was heard many a time when the handler misinterpreted Lynn’s instructions. Future clinic attendees beware!
The driving clinic was a great success. She explained the how and why of each exercise in a way that was easy to understand even for those with no herding knowledge. While it blew our dog’s minds (and ours!), Lynn has added another layer of complexity to our training programs that will benefit us greatly in the future.
Her genuine love of herding and dogs and her boundless energy really stood out. She never rested, preferring to keep working dogs til the light failed each day. When asked whether she needed a break, her response was “Why?” Why indeed, when there is herding to be done!
We were so privileged to have Lynn down under and are truly grateful for the chance to benefit from her wealth of knowledge. Thank you Lynn and well done for braving our country of venomous snakes and giant spiders! Hope to see you again soon."
Wednesday, 21 November 2012