Well Parker had his last obedience class last night and it really went pretty well (he did have slight tussle with a GS) but he did his heel and sit=stay well. We are going to start practicing this weekend at the school parking lot as there are no sidewalks around and we are fairly close to the street.
Frankly I'm glad to get out of there. That instructor seemed to have it in for him from the get go. The place we went was a doggy day care and of course she fawned all over the people who took their dogs there. Barely paid Parker any attention unless it was to yank his chain and yell at him. Good riddance. I will be looking for an intermediate class when he's a little older and has practiced the other things.
Sounds like a good thing that you're done with that place.
High Paw Parker!
I agree, sounds like it is time to find a different place to train.
Blackie and Ranger ...............................Reggie: 1996-2010 "Fly Reggie Fly"
And I agree - no fair for teacher to play favorites! (unless it's your lab, of course ;D)
Good job! And I agree, good riddance!
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
Congrats for the graduation and "sticking it out". It is sometimes hard to find a good trainer that you mesh with, but you can usually take at least some good tips from all of them. If it seems like something isn't right for your dog though, trust your instincts. Hope you find a better fit the next time. It's always helpful if the trainer seems to like your dog, but not necessary. They shouldn't mistreat them of course, but they don't need to love them. And if it ever seems like the trainer takes your dog, "yanks it around" and yells at it - probably not good, but it could just look that way to you, but only if the trainer then finds something to praise the dog before she gives him back to you. (I'm just thinking about some of our untrained dogs in class that the owner can't do anything with, and the trainer take the dog, and to the inexperienced, might look like she was "yanking it around", but in the end she would praise the dog for something to end on a good note.