I think Puppy Classes should be renamed to “Puppy Parenting Classes.”
What do you think?
Last night I couldn’t help but wonder – who’s this class really for?
The dog or the human?…
I’ve concluded we’re the ones getting #schooled
Jeff (the instructor) is really teaching us humans 🙂
Last night we reviewed command techniques for “leave-it.”
For me this was huge because Jax eats EVERYTHING and personally – I’m tired of digging things out from the back of his throat all the time.
Notice how attentive Jax is as Jeff uses Sully in his demonstration…
Don’t be impressed –
He doesn’t have a clue what’s going on.
I’m the one that’s got to pay attention.
I’m the one who has to deal with Doodle Dad’s condescending stare if Jax doesn’t “leave it” later.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m ALL FOR puppy classes. I understand the importance. I am in complete agreement with the experts.
Puppies should have an introduction to:
- simple cues such as sit / come / stay
- basic manners
- socialaization with people and other dogs
- loose-leash walking
But I just realized – someone’s got to teach me first! #backinschool 🙁
While I am not expecting any miracles, I am happy to report my “remedial” home training is working. #alittle
He’s doing much better with:
- leave it
- lie down
His loose leash walking is still atrocious. #noprogress
The way I see it, I’ve got two choices:
- Let him zig-zag like crazy remaining trim, slim, fit and healthy #moreourstyle
- Master the loose leash technique doling out treats every few feet and watch him waddle nicely beside me overweight and out of breath. #notourstyle
I did, however, leave class beaming.
My little Doodle Bug is truly gifted at “play breaks.” #dontlaugh
He seems to excel every week. #soproud
We’ve only got a few weeks left. I promised Jax I’d buckle down, get serious and do my part!
I’m determined to pass this class, even if I have to
bribe surprise the teacher with a gift when it’s over. #noshame
OUR MID SEMESTER PROGRESS REPORT
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