Wednesday, July 7, 2010

If you want to be a great dog trainer, change your name to Sue

Seriously. Do you know how many big name trainers are named some variation of Sue? It's ridiculous.

But I've decided I don't really like Susan Garrett (I still want her 2x2 weaves though...). I read her blog and for a long time I was utterly star struck by her. But lately she just seems so commercial. I mean, I know she makes her living by this and total props to that, but I get this feeling like... she's a brand. Buy "Susan Garrett Dog Training" and get a "Susan Garrett" Dog (c).

It's like she's arrived. She doesn't have anything left to learn, but us poor plebes should wait for precious drops of knowledge on The Path to Agility Greatness and then buy her exorbitantly priced books and DVDs. And that's part of what I love about the clicker community, that it's so open and there's a real sense of we're all in this together.

I dunno. Just something that's been on my mind.


  1. oh god I totally agree with you. I still read her blog, i just can't stop myself. But she has the answer for everything, it all boils down to crate games. Every single problem, her answer is crate games. Or maybe Ruff Love if you're really in a predictabment. And of course you need to also be with susan salo and greg derret. and buy one of those mini trampolines. And while you're at it, she has a ebook with all the answers and an upcoming seminar.

  2. In 1901 a group of Rottie fanciers formed a club and created a breed standard. That club was short lived but more clubs formed and merged in 1921 to become the Allgemeiner Deutscher Rottweiler Klub (ADRK) which is the only representative of the Rottweiler recognized by the German Kennel Club (VDH).

  3. Hey NEAT! I'm popular enough to get spam! LOL, this is very exciting. I think I'm going to leave the comment in place, it makes me that happy.

    Ok, confession time. I've been to a Crate Games seminar. And I bought the e-book. ...And subscribed to the recall seminar. But that last one was free! It doesn't count! :p