Don't worry about "failing" puppy class. Just have fun with him. The focus should be more on socializing not really training when they are really young puppies. It is a challenge to teach puppies with all of the distractions around, particularly sighthounds, in a class environment.
Congrats on your new addition! Hope to hear more from you.
Welcome to the forum - I will tell you what my friend basenji owners have kept telling me since my baby was 12 weeks old - it will get better - my girl is now nearly two, and finally, it is getting better - the cute, funny and really smart things she does now outweight the mischief, and I've learned to keep temptation out of her way, as much as is possible. Contratulations to both of you.
Sometimes it helps to work on things at home (well it always does). One site that is so clear it will make you feel faint is THE LESSONS. Work on things, have fun… and yes, you have to make them think it's their idea. Rascally dogs that they are.
Cara will be 8 mos old Oct 7. I would like to claim I have her amazingly trained, but I have been slack. Sit, come, shake, loose leash. Beyond that I really haven't done much but played with and enjoyed her. Tricks are so easy and get their mind into learning when young, and I usually do a lot before 8 mos, but such is life. I socialize her a LOT though.
I got Triton from a breeder in New Mexico. This breeder is apparently big in the dog show community. Any relations?
Probably - there are several nice breeders in NM. If you let us know your pup's registered name, we'll know who's related to who.
Welcome to the forum! My Ayo is 9 months old today, and trust me it gets better everyday, it's been amazing having him. Have had about four or five really frustrating days but now I really feel we both got the hang of it. we are actually training for our first show here In a couple of weeks