Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ontario Canada
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Marj captured the idea behind this very well. It is meant to be fun , first and foremost. The idea is to acknowledge people for what they contribute to the forum and to dogs in general. No one should be hurt by not being nominated. We do a lot of the things we do, not because we expect to be rewarded , but because it makes us feel good. The idea is to say thank you , you are appreciated and I would like to nominate you for making a difference. Rewards are a part of everyday life. We are rewarded and not rewarded every day. And I think it is important to be rewarded because it keeps us doing what we do, whether this reward is a trophy or the smile on a dog's face. This is why I believe in positive reinforcement based dog training . It inspires the dog to want to do the things you expect of him.
Marj and I still have some things to work out and I want to thank her for all her input into this idea. It wouldn't be possible to do this without someone as motivated as her. Let's keep this fun.
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
Member of IAABC ,International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants , Member of Pet Professional Guild
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