• Whoo hooo!!!! That is awesome! I am so happy for you!


  • I bet you are sure proud of those B's, congrats all around!

    C3 and Topaz, you've just graduated from level one "Feisty" training, what are you going to do next?

    We're going to Basenji Park!:D 😃


  • WooHOOOOOOO! I'm teary, I'm so proud for you J! Excellent job C3PO & Topaz!!


  • @jys1011:

    As a proud mama of TWO crazy feisty tempermental loveable AND intelligent pooches…I just have to brag 😃 😃

    Feels GOOD, doesn't it? I am right behind you jys1011. I've got to have that feeling pride soon too. Duke and Daisy can deliver if I put forth the effort with them. I absolutely must post their Grad pics here too. They are both scheduled - together - with their Intermediate training, beginning July 19th. I hope and pray the instructor has mercy on us 😃 . I could use a li'l extra help from instructor with two in the same class. My 9 yr old son is going with me to help with this accomplishment. (my DH doesn't want to participate - anyone have any tips to get him on board?!?)

    🙂 Big kudos to you and your DH with C3PO and Topaz's accomplishment. 🙂


  • So would you guys recommend doing all of your dogs together in training, or do you have more success with one at a time?


  • @jys1011:

    TOPAZ & C3PO graduated from Training Level 1 for Feisty Dogs..Feisty is defined by leash lunging, growling, not friendly (dogs or people) dogs. They got their graduation diplomas & as proud parents it was very emotional for us! Well me :o more then DH 🆒

    Congratulations!


  • @Mantis:

    So would you guys recommend doing all of your dogs together in training, or do you have more success with one at a time?

    In class, it can sometimes be distracting for my dogs to see their housemate but they usually ignore each other since working pays so well. Sophie finds all the other dogs in her class a distraction.

    At home, I try to train individually and I ask for behaviors of them as a group. Like sit, down, or wait. They can be really competitive so when they see someone else is getting treats and they are not they really starting thinking how they can get them.


  • I've been thinking about this. I did pay and enroll Duke & Daisy in the 2nd Obedience class together. I suppose I can take one of them and then teach the other at home and practice them together - get a refund for 1 prepaid class. I'm not so worried about them in class together so much as I am about saving the money. Is that a good idea??


  • @Duke:

    I've been thinking about this. I did pay and enroll Duke & Daisy in the 2nd Obedience class together. I suppose I can take one of them and then teach the other at home and practice them together - get a refund for 1 prepaid class. I'm not so worried about them in class together so much as I am about saving the money. Is that a good idea??

    I would probably do that. But the benefit to taking them each to class is that they learn to do the behaviors in a distracting environment. The flip side to that is how on earth would you be able to train both dogs at the same time in the class?


  • @Quercus:

    I would probably do that. But the benefit to taking them each to class is that they learn to do the behaviors in a distracting environment. The flip side to that is how on earth would you be able to train both dogs at the same time in the class?

    LOL!! I was thinking that my son would come with me and train Daisy, while I train Duke. Duke is the toughest student - REALLY spastic. :eek: Everything is a distraction. Daisy is much calmer. So I should bring Duke to class and then go thru the same training exercises at home with Daisy. I agree that training in a distracting environment WITH instructor's help is best. But, yeah - I should save some $$ and only take one. Gasoline prices are killing my budget! :mad:

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