Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dog school

Took Rory for his first (with me) Good Behaviour Class.  I think I've chosen well, I like the trainer's attitude to things.  For instance if you want to let the dog on your furniture that's fine, if you want to let the dog only on certain furniture, again that's okay, just be consistent.  If I don't want to work with treats that's okay. 

Rory was very nervous throughout the hour lecture part, lots of whining and fussing, but he got much better with the advanced group when we went outside.  He seemed to pick up what was expected from the other dogs, walked nicely once he calmed down.  He even did sit stays although I didn't move far away.

I'm optimistic that I'll have a great city dog if I follow the advice Jill gives me.


  1. Good for both of you! I feel ashamed that I quit going to dog school with Boris having passed the first class. The coward in me showed up. All the other dogs seemed so much more advanced, that we stopped going to the dog school. So my dogs know only the very basics. I am too "soft", hope you know what I mean. I give up far too easily. This is something I must work on too..