Faeden started his obedience classes last night. I decided to go with a lady that does training about 45 minutes from here. It was worth the drive. She was a great instructor and very helpful! I was nervous at first because he was bigger and more energetic than all the other dogs. But he really surprised me! He learned sit, down, look and place last night. She is a firm believer in NILIF training, so I have been making him work for everything. Thanks for letting me ramble, I just couldn't believe my little guy did so well!
It stands for "nothing in life is free." He basically has to earn EVERYTHING. I obviously have not gotten too far yet, but I was surprised at how quickly it does work. See if this link helps you understand it better: http://k9deb.com/nilif.htm
I have yet to find any good obedience class around here...:..I guess I should just go with the $100 outside class, but she doesn't require vaccines or anything, and that really worries me..but I'm glad he did well!
Good for you leo! LOL! I have been doing this type of training for a few years now and never knew what it was called! Thanks for clearing that up for me! I had to Google NILIF, then the lightbulb came on! DuH! LOL!