I had never actually been anywhere on my own before, much less to a massive 5 day event with a bunch of virtual strangers, plus two lovely ladies, Yvonne & Mary from Progressing Partnerships who I had only met once previously (but already knew I wanted to be friends with.)
Then there was the village shop that my friend and I made open up especially for us, and we then proceeded to spend the next 15 minutes hiding in the mechanics garage next door as it was pissing down, giggling like schoolgirls..
Then there was the incident when I hopped on the school bus..
The seminar taught me hell of a lot about dogs and dog behaviour, and all the things that you would expect, but it also taught me a lot about myself. It taught me that actually, I AM as good as the other trainers that were in the room those 5 days, as I knew all the things they were talking about, I had experiences of my own training to share rather than just listening, I came up with ideas and plans, and I had a bloody good time doing it. I will no doubt need to remind myself of this fact, as I frequently find myself struggling with Imposter Syndrome, but for now I am buzzing and excited about what steps I want to take for Locke's Dogs next.