Clinic Testimonials

“What I really like is Lynn’s ability to assess a dog handler team and make a determination of how exactly to help them and implement that process during the time provided. It’s also nice to have Lynn explain it in layman’s terms and I appreciate the fact that she doesn’t make me feel stupid if I don’t really understand what is required of me.

I’ve never been disappointed in any of Lynn’s clinics. I come away feeling as though I’ve been enlightened and seen something I thought I’d understood made much clearer. I would work with Lynn Leach every chance I can get. Every clinic of Lynn’s that I have attended shows how much Lynn has learned from her judging and trialing and how generous she is in imparting her knowledge to you. She is an EXCELLENT teacher and we’re very fortunate to have her.”

Kathy Chorney
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

“I look for a clinician that has the experience helping all clients from the novice to experienced herder and also having worked with many breeds. Lynn Leach is exactly what I said above, plus she has a sense of fairness and willingness to help any and all.
She answers questions and helps each individual until they completely understand their problem. I value her sincerity and willingness to give each person individual help.”

Bonnie Young
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

“Lynn has exceeded my expectations because she ensures that each participant gets the most “bang for their Buck”. She does this by making sure everyone learns something new and can go home with better base knowledge as well as a plan to continue on at the student’s regular training facility. It is truly inspiring to meet someone who remembers you, your dog and what you were working on the last time you met with her.

Lynn takes as much time with each dog and handler as is necessary for some forward progress to be made. She is very willing and able to change methods/tools as is needed for different dogs and different handlers. Lynn is very open to different methods and is willing to ‘do what it takes’ for each dog/handler. She understands and takes into consideration the fact that each handler has a different background with different goals, and that each has a unique relationship with their dog. This allows her to give every dog/handler team ‘one-on-one’ time that caters specifically to each team’s unique needs.

I value the fact that Lynn is willing to attempt to understand not only the dogs but their handlers, and tries her best to give each of them what they want/need to progress as a team. Also, I value the fact that Lynn takes time to train with other stock dog trainers in order to keep improving herself and learn new skills and methods to add to her already varied toolbox.”

Cathy Kudryk
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

“I would highly recommend taking one of Lyn Leach’s clinics. I can guarantee you there will be no regrets. Take a pen and paper to take notes, better yet a camera to video as there is lots to digest. I just came back from another Lynn Leach clinic and it has been the best one yet.”

Cathy Bishop
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

“I like how Lynn handled ME (being a Newbie) and my beginner pup: we were both new to herding. We knew nothing. Lynn talked to me, she made me feel comfortable, she explained things to me to the  best of her ability . Being new to something like herding…there is a lot to take in. I guess I figured that a clinician  wouldn’t take the time to talk to people after the clinic was done. But Lynn did, my dog and I both walked away from the clinic wanting to learn more.

I will keep going to any clinics that Lynn is the clinician at. Lynn remembered who I was when I walked into the arena. Actually, she remembered my dog the most. That impressed me the most. I figured with all the people she works with daily etc. Either I stood out in the crowd, or she really enjoys what she does as a Judge/Clinician. That impressed me a lot.”

Barb Freer
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

“I chose going to the seminar/clinic Lynn did in Spokane because of the tapes she has done. The tapes elevated my knowledge of herding training and subsequently my scores in herding competition. I wanted more information than even the tapes gave so I luckily was able to attend the Spokane event.

ALL of my expectations were met that the Spokane event. The tapes had given me information about things like square flanks, how to teach obstacles and fetching walk abouts. I wanted to know even more about the philosophy of herding, understanding stock and such and attending the Spokane event gave me that information. 
After the clear teaching Lynn did in Spokane I went home and applied much of what I had learned. As my skill level grew and my dogs improved I found I had more questions and the desire to see what Lynn thought about teaching other parts of herding. So, I asked Lynn to come and judge our collie trials and then do a three day seminar afterwards. I am so looking forward to improving my skills even more. And Lynn is a fun person who is dedicated to this sport that we love.”

Jan Shields
Wednesday, 21 November 2012

"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."

Hannah Barry; Melbourne, Australia
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
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