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The Power of 'US'

Mar 22, 2024

In the world of dog training, the philosophy guiding my work and the STSK9 programs is rooted in a deeply held belief in collaboration and cooperation. This principle isn't just a tagline; it's a commitment to inclusivity and unity, extending an open hand to all, regardless of their background or experience level.

The essence of my training approach, and the Master View Path, involves sharing knowledge without reservations. I'm a firm believer in the power of helping others and remaining receptive to new ideas and perspectives. This openness to learning and sharing isn't solely about improving individual skills but about elevating the art of dog training as a whole. By working together, we not only enhance our own understanding but also contribute to the broader, collective growth in the field.

Witnessing the warmth of the STSK9 student community, which was once merely a vision in my mind, fills me with great pride. Seeing our students and supporters come together, engaging in mutual sharing, encouragement, inspiration, and learning, is truly heartwarming. This dynamic community, which supports and uplifts each other, stands as a testament to the strength of our collaborative spirit.

What touches me even more is the overwhelming love and support shown for RJ and me this week. I am deeply grateful for this, and I want to express my heartfelt thanks to each one of you. The #Train4RJ movement on Instagram is just one shining example of the strong bonds within our student community. It showcases not just the progress we've made in dog training but also the powerful connections we are forging along the way.

Though each of our journeys is unique, they are also shared, and their success reflects our collective effort. As we continue to grow, learn, and support one another, we not only achieve our goals in dog training but also build lasting relationships. Even more incredible is that we do this virtually and globally, without borders.

Thank you all for being part of this incredible community, for your unwavering support, and for believing in the vision of a collaborative, inclusive world of dog training. Together, we are making a difference, one dog and one handler at a time.

As we stand at the threshold of what promises to be an exhilarating future in dog training, it's you—each dedicated trainer, supporter, and curious learner—who are the real pioneers of this journey. Your enthusiasm, commitment, and willingness to explore new depths of what it means to teach, understand, enrich, and give purpose to dogs mark the dawn of a new era in this field.

The future of dog training is not just about innovative techniques or groundbreaking methodologies; it's about the community we build, the knowledge we share, and the connections we forge—between humans and dogs, and among ourselves.

Here's to you—the trainers, the learners, the dreamers, and the doers. Here's to the future of dog training, shaped by your hands and hearts. May we continue to inspire and be inspired, to teach and learn, and to make the world a better place, one dog, and one handler at a time.

The future of dog training is you!