Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Pup training!

Mum and I remember my first training class like it was yesterday; even though I was less than a year old. I had learned quite a few things at home - like sit, down, stay and more - and I was good at it. But when Mum took me out in public, all that went out the window.

So she signed me up for a puppy training class. I spent the first two lessons, pulling and trying to play with all the pups and peeps. It was too fun! But I finally got the hang of things, learned quickly and ended the class as the most improved! The dog obedience school was one of the best things that Mum ever did with me. I learned so much and it was a lot of fun.

Now Mum wants to take Gracie to a class, 'bout time, I'd say! She would love it, and it would be a great way for her to learn some 'manners' in public, get some focus , and hopefully help with her agility focus.

There are lots of places to take classes. But we want to be sure it's with a clearly positive trainer, and clicker trainer, because Gracie loves her clicker.

Because of what happened with me in my training, we always tell folks it's a good idea to do some form of training outside of the home around other pups and peeps. It helps a pup learn around lots of distractions and just reinforces all the good stuff you teach at home.

There are lots of places to go for training, all over the country; they even have dog training Toronto style! And it is sooooo much fun!

So, Mum is going to look around and maybe even sign Gracie up for a pup obedience class where I went!

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