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Starting something new - excited/nervous!

Big news! Well big for me anyways! Today the woman I train with called and asked if I would be interested in assisting with the Basic Obedience class that starts next week. I was extremely surprised and really happy to hear that she has this kind of confidence in me! So basically I would go to class every week and "assist" her - basically when everyone is on the floor working I would go around from person to person so everyone gets more attention than if it were just her. In addition, when people miss classes or need extra help I would be available to schedule private make up sessions about what they missed.

What do you guys think? It sounds like such an awesome opportunity. I have just really found my own in this whole dog world and I love training my boys so much. As an added bonus - she said starting immediately all of my building rental is free. So any time that there isn't class or privates I can use the entire building and all the agility equipment for free (usually for those of us who do agility there is a certain amount of practice time we get per week and beyond that we pay to rent). So awesome!
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Do it!! And kudos for getting the opportunity!

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Do it!! And kudos for getting the opportunity!
Thanks! I am definitely going to do it - I said yes immediately. Then I hung up and was like "Oh my gosh! What if I'm a total ditz out there??"
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WOW What a wonderful opportunity! It will give you a whole new 'perspective' on dog training!


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WOW!!! Congrats!! That is a fantastic opportunity!
You will be awesome at
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That's great Val!! Not only will you be great at it but look at the money you can save win/win Congrats!
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Congratulations...that's great news and I think she's lucky to have you!

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I am very excited and nervous! Any tips from people who have taught dog training? Any advice? Tips from people who have experienced great/terrible trainers? Any reading material you can suggest?
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It sounds like a great opportunity!

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