We have two moree meetings I think. Maybe 3. Still, this has been good for both of us, and Tal too. I had gotten really lax with their training. Barney is different...not sure how to explain it but he is doing much better since our plumbing episode.
Getting him into the down position was a little difficult and when he is distracted, still needs work on recall, but he is doing very well! Once this class is over with and school lets out, I am going to start having folks come over and give him treats. He just needs to learn that strangers are not threatening unless I give the signal.
I have also been making them both sit and stay before I feed them. They both got the hint really quickly that dad was not giving them their food until I release them I also have them sit and wait until I open the car door, and lots of other stuff like that. Tomorrow will be really nice in class because we are going to meet at the Courthouse on the square and walk around town.
One thing I have been working on alot is walking Tal and Barney together. It started out a little difficult, but they have made drastic improvements
So far, this has paid off the best when I took them to get their nails clipped a week ago. I had them sit before getting in the car, when getting out, and made them wait until I entered before letting them in. They were almost calm...lol
I know this will come as a shock but I am really proud of my boys!
Awesome to hear that, Guy!
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
I think you may want to think about taking the next class up. It seems you are both getting a lot out of it.
Karon and Cinnamon
Sounds like you are all working hard and it's paying off!
Sounds like you are both having fun and its paying off big time!! Good work
Sounds like they are doing so well. I nerver realized how nice it was to have Molly & Abby sit when a door was opened or the car door opened & we opened their crate door. Kate has not learned that yet. She will sit but as soon as the door knob turns her butt is off the ground. We still have alot of work ahead of us.
That sounds like a nice class you & Barney are taking.