How old is Gucci?
We start puppy classes tomorrow night! Or rather, we missed the first one when we were on vacation. I understand that most of it is socialization. I am really excited about it!
These are classes started by Tricia McConnell, who happens to be an old friend of mine. She wrote several books - including 'The Other end of the Leash', and also has the 'Calling All Pets' program on NPR. She doesn't teach the classes herself anymore, but they should be good. I am really anxious to start all sorts of training(for me and Marvin, both!). I have to admit I feel pretty lame when I try to do a few rounds of 'Sit' each day. I've read about it, but doing it (especially when he jumps up) is different. I'm probably just confusing the little guy.
How about 'Come!' How is that going? I have mixed success. He's good in the house, but less good outside. I try to do a few practice sessions with treats each day.
I have one friend with a Hav (outside of all you new friends!) and I am amazed at how well trained he is! I am especially smitten with 'Put your toys away'! And he goes around and collects them and puts them in a basket.
Gucci is 6 months old. I was worried that we were getting a late start, but some have assured me that they are really receptive at this age. How old is yours?
She is doing really well so far. She can sit (most of the time, sometimes she lays down!) She is better at "roll over", She understands the commands "inside", "outside", "potty", and she sure the heck knows what a "treat" is! lol, She knows what "play" and "drink" mean too. I'm really impressed with how smart she is.
Now, I would LOVE for her to pick up her toys!! She is an expert at dragging them all out and leaving them there for me to clean up.
I'll have to work on that one.
Since she is little, the trainer let us sign up for Puppy Preschool, which is the same class at Beginner's Training, but designed for dogs over 6 months old. I just don't want her around alot of big dogs. I'd rather her be at eye level with most of the classmates.
I'm pretty excited about it. We will have to miss the class next week because we will be out of town
But, luckily, the trainer gives free "make up days".