Gryff and Jinx Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Paltz, NY
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Gryff's first day of school
Gryff had his first class in basic obedience and manners today. He was a very good student. In this class, the dogs aren't allowed to socialize which in Gryff's case is a good thing. He is very shy with other dogs until he gets to know them. He was the second smallest dog in the class (the other being a Cairn Terrier). There was a Wheaton (what an adorable dog), a German Shepherd, a Black Lab, an Australian Shepherd, a St. Bernard, and a Mastiff/Pit Bull mix. Gryff is in with the big boys. He came out from under his chair and did very well. At the end of class we ran into our neighbor down the street with her dog (Gryff's main squeeze, Maggie the Sheltie) and he went nuts! He absolutely loves her.
I need to work with him on this growling thing. It is the only thing keeping him from being perfect in my eyes. I really don't understand it. He loves playing with Alec. He freaks out every time Alec gets off the bus. Every command he takes from me he will take from Alec and yet when Alec goes to pet him, he growls. This has been going on from almost day one and I'm really clueless.