Today the blog-o-sphere is talking about continuing education. Read more about it here:http://dogagilityblogevents.wordpress.com/continuing-education/
I remember long ago when I knew it all. When I was a teen, I told my mom all the time that I knew so much more than she did and felt the master of my universe. Those were the good old days. Now I look at things differently. Knowledge has opened up the wide universe to me and I begin to comprehend how much I do not know. It is intimidating.
In an effort to make myself a better person I seek information about things. I like to learn things and in learning things I open myself up to understanding that the more I know the less I know. Those scales will never be balanced because there is always more to know.
As I look at my dog training and agility life, I am interested to know how to train better. There are many resources available online now, it is a very exciting time. In my endeavor to make my dogs more competitive, I seek the next topic that might help me with my current dogs or even future dogs.
Fin is trained. However, I still need to fix her contacts and as I watch my videos with her, I can see that I can work on tight turns. Also, teaching her some new moves to help me get where I need to be is a possibility. Learning more is exciting.
That said, sometimes it is difficult to find the learning resources that can help in expanding our knowledge. Two of my favorite resources are Denise Fenzi and Susan Garrett. I truly appreciate the information they provide and the biggest difficulty I find is finding the time to take all the information in.