Originally Posted by Mikey
First thing we did was take our dogs around the yard they would be in to smell everything. Then we took them into a smaller yard and took them off their leashes and let them play with one another. Every 5 minutes or so we would call them to us, give them a treat and make them stay by us for 5 minutes or so. After about 45 minutes of this we walked them around a little course with a bridge, a sea saw and some other items. And that was it.
That sounds like a lot
of stimulation for some pretty young dogs. On first reading this, I was thinking I wouldn't have liked so much off leash activity for a first class.
I completely disagree with the trainer who thinks dogs of any age, but particularly during the formative ages
, should be allowed to be bullied.