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Nino also loves his contact obstacles. He will go out of his way just to use them because regular walking is so passť. What method are you using to teach weaves? The many different ways absolutely intrigues me.
Regarding the aggressive dog...before you make any decisions regarding switching classes, speak with the instructor and voice your concerns. Request that the woman be asked to bring a crate and instead of holding the leash during times he isn't off leash, have her crate him with a blanket over the crate. The dog sounds incredibly over-stimulated, which can lead to uncontrollable, hyper behavior and even lashing out. I don't like that you have to be the one initiating this rather than the instructor...do they not see an issue? It may be that the place I train is a bit more strict, but the instructors aren't hesitant in asking that an over-stimulated, exuberant, or misbehaving dog be placed in one of the crates in the crating area to mellow out when not working (removing them beyond the gating and 3 steps down into the ring that everyone else is removed). Even with two courses going at a time, this practice has resulted in a very mellow working environment with every dog in focus and behaving. Suggest this to your instructor.
Last edited by KarMar; 01-20-2017 at 10:28 PM.