Post # 1
I am happy to say that most of the problems were my own. I project a lot of anxiety onto him and I am learning not to do this. There are many dogs in the class who are much worse and I really feel like this course will make a huge difference for us.
I am excited for his graduation and I feel he will need an adorable little hat 😀
Post # 3
@MrsPanda99: Aww! what kind of dog? My friend brought her dog to obedience school and when he graduated he got a little grad hat and it was adorable!!!! Your dog definetly needs one of those!!
Post # 4
@MrsPanda99: Rock on lady! I actually thought of you and your puppy this weekend, the 99 Boys were playing with the pitbulls next door and I was just so impressed at how very groovy my boys can be.
Post # 5
@MrsPanda99: So exciting! How old is your pup? My puppy is now 6 months old and he graduated obedience school about 1.5 months ago! It really is so useful! However, he is starting to go through those puppy ‘teenage years’ I have heard so much about : good luck with your classes!
Post # 6
@MrsPanda99: That’s awesome! I’ve done a couple of rounds of puppy school and it was always a learning process for my dogs AND for me, which is great. You can work on stuff together.
Post # 7
@MrsPanda99: I totally felt the same way about dog training classes, “this is more about training ME!”
Post # 8
@sweetchiquita12: He is a boxer and a bit of a monster. I have never come across a puppy like him before, so I needed to enlist some help!
@Nona99: If I lived closer to you, I would just pay you and drop off my furmonster for a week and pick up a new well adjusted dog 😀 I wish we could have pit bulls in Ontario but I better learn how to master a boxer before I take on a strong breed! Does little Wort play with the pitties too? I can only imagine how cute that is.
@littlekay111: He is just over a year old. He was a wonderful little puppy, but when he hit about the 10 month mark he started causing some grief. We tried to fix it on our own but that didn’t go over well, lol.
@PermaStudent: It is a really great bonding experience with him. He was scared at first, then aggressive (which happens when he’s scared), and then he adjusted. Dogs are a lot better at that than people and I didn’t give him enough credit.
@remijp: Exactly! I can fully admit that I am the problem! I am going to stick with it and do all the homework with him every single day. We are committed to helping our little man…and ourselves!
Post # 9
when he graduates, put a hat on him, take pics and post them here! 😀 he’ll be so cute in his little hat!
Post # 10
@calibee79: I am working towards him getting the “top dog” award 😀 I am definitely going to take pictures of his graduation ceremony (they actually have that) and make him a doggy cake. Hey, I don’t have kids yet. It’s okay, lol.
Post # 11
Yay! We took our guy to training classes when he was around that age. He was like a different dog when he was finished, I was so proud of him. He was probably the 2nd worse dog in the class even at the end, but I’m still proud of how far he came. It so helpful to train around other dogs too, gets them used to distractions. We’ve still got his graduation certificate on our fridge 🙂
Post # 12
@MrsPanda99: Wort is a very discriminating little animal, and it takes a long time for him to get over his natural cautiousness and actually play with a dog that isn’t Brock or Simba….so right now, we settle for him playing with them through the fence, or he’ll kind of chase after the big boys and play along that way, but he’s just not ready to be part of a physical thing with them…which is fine.
Brock is a bruiser and Simba is no slouch…so they’re pretty rough and tumble with the pitts next door, but its all in good fun and we’re always watching in case things get a little loud…which they haven’t….
Post # 13
@MrsPanda99: This thread is pointless without the obligatory puppy photos! 😛
Post # 14
@Treejewel19: Agreed! Puppy pics or stfu!!
Post # 15
@MrsPanda99: I’m so glad you think it’s going to help! Would you mind telling me what kind of class you found? And were they OK with him being a bit aggressive, even for a little while? My JRT can be a jerk if anyone dares snark at her, so the only class we were able to take her to was a “chill out” class that was full of other highly reactive dogs, which did nothing but stress her out the whole time.
Post # 16
@MrsPanda99: Post a picture when he has his silly hat on!