Sunday, September 14, 2008

On the Mend

Well, I'm finally feeling more normal. I've been able to breathe most of the day anyway. I've managed to stay up all day today. I also managed to get the MOUNTAIN of laundry done that had piled up. I'm just sitting now relaxing for a bit. The three little, wild puppies are going crazy playing and running from one room to the other. They are all very well behaved, when they are by themselves, but they are like kids. They tend to act VERY naughty, when they are all together.

I just finished a six week beginner's obedience class with Shingo at my friend, Jennie's, kennel. He did extremely well. While we were there, he did everything I asked. We were in a group class, and he did really well with all of the other dogs. I was quite surpised at how quickly he learned the basics and was always willing to do what I asked of him. He is just now getting the message to apply his commands at home. He's doing much better the last couple of weeks here. He gets distracted by the two other puppies, but he's trying. It's working a lot better, since Casey has started giving LOTS of positive reinforcement too!! I highly recommend obedience classes to all dog owners. It helps to establish you in a true leadership position, and can teach you and your dog commands that could end up saving his/her life. If anyone close around is looking for a good group class, I have to recommend Jennie Jones and Kindred Spirits Dog Training and Boarding. Shingo did SO well, that I'm looking forward to the intermediate class that begins in October. I'll keep everyone posted on his progress. Eventually, before the end of next summer, I hope to have had all three puppies in the program.

Well, I'd better run. It's almost time for dinner and my new favorite show, True Blood. Toodles...

1 comment:

Thoughts said...

I agree with you that obedience training is SO important. Speaking from experience (Ive had dogs who have AND haven't been trained), it's so much easier to have a dog understand your commands and understand his/her boundaries.