I was in the Saturday CCL class on 2/9/13 with the two couples that
worked at Mason and the other gentleman. Using the mental visualization of the puppy dog and the Shepard and
being able to continually weave them throughout the training was an
effective tool in explaining and getting your points across. The
triangles are concrete images easy to remember as well.
Several of the things that you discussed confirmed that my
instincts in visualizing scenarios previous to the class have been
correct. I gleaned some things that I will take into consideration in
future imaginings. Simple commands instead of full sentences- this
could be compared to dog training in that you give the dog one word
and expect the compliance. (I do have to admit here, sometimes my dog
waits to comply. I need to work on him following directions in my
time, not his)
I appreciate that most of the times you stated your views, then
went on to explain and explain why. On the few times I asked for
clarification, or the reasoning, the question was immediately,
respectfully, and fully resolved.
A friend of ours said there was over 30 people in his class. I am
incredibly grateful for the class size and individualized attention
you were able to provide. I believe that I received more information,
care, insights and quality due to your style of running the class.
Thank you for what I feel was a valuable use of my time,
J.D. Mason Ohio
I just wanted to take a quick minute and thank you again for the knowledge you shared and quality time that you spent with me over the last three days. The concern that you have for helping your students be the best they can be is something that many educators sadly fail to have. Yeah, I know my shooting was off yesterday but I will correct that rest assured! More importantly, what I learned this weekend left a lasting impression. I hope someday I can make a difference with my students as you have with yours.
If you ever need a hand with classes or help with any kind of facilities maintenance do not hesitate to give me a call my friend! SG Cincinnati Ohio
I just wanted to “thank you” again for a very awesome class. As I sit here this morning, I’m running everything back through my mind….realizing all of the “little things” that you don’t recognize DURING class, but comes to you AFTER class, when processing all of the information. It was a great pleasure for me, to finally meet the “Mad Duck” crew! I sincerely appreciate the caliber of class that you guys teach and I’ll be back for more. RS Cincinnati OH
Your easy-going personality and Miss Debby's making sure we were fed and watered with homemade goods made for a very comfortable and pleasurable experience. I appreciate your skill as a trainer--many real-life stories and statistics and not a dull moment. Your commitment and dedication to doing it the right way really comes through in your thoroughness and methods. But your concern for the safety and well-being of all your students is impressive. Your valuable training may have just saved the lives of me and my loved ones!
JP Mason OH
I thought the time I spent there on friday was very informative and critical. Thanks for your time and your passion to train the sheepdogs. I will be back in the spring for more pistol training. I will also refer all the sheepdogs I know to MD Training. M.A. Cincinnati OH
I feel like I got 150% or more of what I could have expected. E.S. Canton OH
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I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you again for an EXCELLENT instructor's course. I really got a LOT more out of this weekend's classes and activities than I expected, and was very pleased with the presentation and content of the courses. You're all doing a GREAT job! Keep up the good work! S.P. West Chester, OH
I just wanted to tell you how impressed I was with your professional training skills and techniques. You hold the interest of the student and keep the subjects to the point and informative. You made me feel comfortable and involved with your of classes. Your instruction style is definitely NOT boring. I especially liked your real life case reports and statistics on firearms, events and people. EC, Jeffersonville KY
I really appreciated taking a course from a training counselor who takes the job seriously. PA Columbus
I just wanted to say thank you for the very professional and outstanding training provided. MG Cincinnati
Thank you for the great training yesterday. I learned a lot and really enjoyed it.
You have a fantastic way of delivering the material. If you think back, your favorite
and best teachers were probably entertaining as you are. Please relay my sentiments to
Jim as well. PC-Middletown OH
From a fellow Instructor: Just a short note to say “Thank You” for letting me sit in on your CCW training class. It was great!
The information & material presented was great. Your manner of instruction was superb.
Your knack for knowing both old & new data & incidents and then incorporating them into different parts of the class adds much interesting and useful information.
You and Jim worked great as a team, and, kept everyone’s attention throughout the day. What a great job. RB Oxford OH
I wanted to take a moment and thank you for a great weekend of training last week. As someone who trains people on a daily basis I look at everyone's teaching style and it is rare to find instructors who really care about, not only what they are teaching but the ones they are teaching it to. You are one one of those instructors. Your attention to detail and desire to make sure your students are learning the material shows in your teaching style.
I still have several qualifications from the NRA I want to get and I know without a doubt I will be returning to you for those classes. Thank you for putting so much time into the program not only the class material but the little things you do to make sure everyone is comfortable and enjoying themselves while they are there.
To sum it up you run a great program and I look forward to returning for other classes.
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