George starts a puppy class on Thursday night, not sure what to expect, but think it will be good to meet other pups.Anybody else's pups joined a class yet
thanks for that, I am taking my 17 year old daughter with me, although it's my son who prob needs it more lol. We have 6 sessions too. George is doing well, can sit on command and walks well on the lead but need to continue and this is were I am hoping sessions will helpHi Jayne, took Keltie to her first class last Friday. There were 6 other pups there, a staffie, a bull mastif, a cavalier spaniel, dalmation x and another cockapoo! A boxer will be joining us next week (that's the dog, not Frank Bruno!) It was really good, more talking than action though, I think that's just for the 1st week so that the trainer gets us to understand what we need to do. They said to bring the whole family with you so I bought 2 of the children, which I think will really help as they have to train Keltie as well. Just need to get hubby to come as he spent the weekend winding Keltie up and undoing all our training!
During training we had to sit away from each other and the dogs didn't interact at all for the hour. We had to get dogs to keep eye contact with us, and to come back to us, and we were shown how to hold them properly and to practise touching parts of them so that when they go to vets/groomers they'll be used to it. We've been given homework as well. There are 6 sessions.
Have to say, I really want Keltie to be well trained but I think that means lots of hard work and consistency for ALL the family! Keltie was quite good and the children said she was like the class nerd, did everything she was told to! We'll see what happens next week - she'll prob disgrace us!
Hope you and George have fun.
Your classes sound well posh with a yurt if it's raining - how cool is that . We just have to stay outside in our pac-a-macs getting soaked if it rains. Does your trainer have a website I can look at? I fancy the idea of being able to retreat to a yurt if its raining...Thats a very good price. My classes cost £75 for 6, it drops to £65 for the Rally course. But then I live in the S/E and everything costs a lot round here !