She is a great dog and is doing very well training with us at home but someone gifted a few one on one sessions to us so we are taking advantage. I'm very happy we did. Lucy had fun too. The best part of the hour was probably when she had a positive interaction with a "big" dog. A few weeks ago we were walking by my neighbors house and she had a not so positive interaction with his female dog. Lucy wasn't hurt by her, thankfully, but she was very scared and since then has been very weary of big dogs. As have I. They have a weinirmeir there who is very good with all the puppies. She will walk by them, sniff, go away, bring toys to them, leave. But not engage until they are ready. Lucy spent a fair amount of time w/ her tail between her legs, behind me, but eventually was "play bowing" to her. And her tail was wagging. It was very cute. Just a cell phone shot but look at that tail.
Love your siggy pic !
You should get her into puppy K classes. She would love playing with the other puppies! Great socialization opportunity.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
Puppy K classes were the best thing I did with Maxx. Keeping him in obedience since 10 weeks has made him the most social and well behaved dog I have ever had. It is wonderful that you were able to give her a positive experience, especially after a bad one.
Maxx & Emma Jean
Ozzy - 10/16/02 - 06/28/11 - Always in my heart.
Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go - but learning to start over.
Haha I wish Bilbo was more timid... at his first puppy class, he wanted to run up to every single dog and human to give it lots and lots of kisses. He has since (on walks) 'interacted' with older dogs, some of which growl and snap but he is still undeterred. It worries me that when he's older he'll ignore these signals and get hurt
I'm not a fan of the trainer at my puppy class, but I've paid for the next set of 'adolescent' classes because I think the interactions with other dogs is good for him, even though I feel like the training is going nowhere!