Congratulations to Wrigley! She just finished her first obedience class. Thank you to all the members of DT that recommend training. So at 2 1/2 years old she took her first obedience class. It was seven long weeks of puppies staring at her, but she made it! We just practiced the "watch me" command a lot. Now I have to decide if I am going to enroll her in beginners agility. Any suggestions?
Tonight was our last night of obedience/agility class. Wrigley did so well. She is not doing anything off leash yet, but I am still super proud of her. I could have cried the first time she did the cat-walk. I did not have faith that she would do it, but she did it on the first try. She has also done hurdles, a-frame, tunnel, chute, tire, hula hoop, long jump, and table. She does really well with jumping activities, but the chute and tunnel kinda freak her out. And the table. She tries to constantly jump it. But that's ok. We will continue to practice and take classes. I doubt we will ever get competitive. Wrigley still hates it when other dogs stare at her. It just gives us our special time.
It is A LOT better without any puppies. But from time to time she catches another dog looking at her. She has greatly improved her tolerance for the other dogs. We now can walk in line with the other dogs. We still don't allow much socializing as far as sniffing, etc. Those can only come in very short, just a few seconds, sessions. Her leash has slipped away from me a few times when she jumps thru the tire. She will run over to the other dogs and just sniff them. No problems at all. Funny how me holding that leash makes all the difference at times.