Lordy Lordy Susan Garrett has given up her blog for almost a week but all for a good cause. The main reason being that she has been bombarded with us so called ‘visitors’ since last Wednesday. Whilst Susan is busy teaching flatwork, boxwork and sticking poor Swaggers ears up she has given me access to her blog and I thought I might just give you a sneak preview and update on the real Susan Garrett and our week at Say Yes.

We came out to Ontario for two main reasons, firstly to deliver Sandras’ gorgeous puppy (the Swagger decision, decision puppy) to one of Susans students, Penny,  and secondly to visit the infamous Say Yes. We have had a blast.  I hate travelling and I hate leaving my dogs and home but hey what an opportunity. I wanted a chance to see how the Susie G, the lady that inspires me the most, measures up in real life, so yes, it was a test, and Swagger he was just a bonus!

So as you can see Swaggers life is seriously tough, I mean “Ruff Love” and “Learn to Earn” on a major level – I mean look at how tough this little guys life is…..

Everything in his life is fun and the joy of working is part of every day however he still lives by criteria – I think this is where I have learnt the most, these dogs live a seriously good life. If I had to be reincarnated…..

The life here is chilled, everyone enjoys each others company, the food is A-MA-ZING and the Canadians are warm hearted, open and extremely friendly. I taught on two of the days and I can tell you now Susan Garrett really means her, “Good Student,” series, she has not only written it with thought but means it and invests in it. If you haven’t already taken this opportunity to read it you really need to get hold of it, I can’t believe she gives this information out for free. The most inspiring thing is the more information she gives out the more ideas that she is given, now I am not going all spiritual on you but…… well you know the rest.

Susan Garrett has huge amounts of followers, as you will know, in fact you are one of them as you are reading this blog and yet she made time everyday to make us healthy shakes, lunch, evening meals and great deserts! I mean is this woman for real?

Ultimately I think you all need to know how inspirational this whole week has been (and no, she has not seen this blog or paid me to write it) as well as realise that everything she does is with great joy, pure love and a really clever, intuitive and obviously positive take on dog training. If you haven’t already been to a seminar make sure you take the opportunity, life is too short – she is with us at Devon Dogs in May and we are seriously full but I would recommend her to anyone – get on the waiting list fast! And recallers, don’t get me started…I am going to sound like a walking sales pitch, I will stop right this instant…..

And to stay consistent with your normal posts – today we are grateful for this amazing opportunity and thankful to our hosts Susan and John for their amazing hospitality. Can I have a cookie now? No, I am full – Susan Garrett is the COOKIE!

Lauren Langman and friends, Sandra and Moira