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Old 02-20-2013, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thought i'd share me and Berlin's remarkable progress in obedience. We are on a whole new level of understanding, and progressing so much lately! He is about to graduate his intermediate class next week, and we are going to take one 6 week course geared toward the CGC and take that soon. THEN. Onto more important things!

But anyways, I have gotten this unruly, testosterone fueled, high drive, hyper 8 month old puppy to FOCUS on me and STAY while I move away in the presence of the kitties, he doesn't even glance at them.

The dog who once did *not* understand heeling one bit, is now doing GREAT with the beginnings of heeling (in the house)...he has been following me around on my left side, stopping when I stop, looking at my face. He gets the idea of heeling! Loose leash walking now, even in the middle of petsmart, is so nice, he walks so nicely next to me.

The puppy who i *never* thought would be able to hold a down stay, is now down staying while I walk away! And wont move until I "free" him.

I am so proud. He is so reliable with sit, down, and stand also. We have moved on to visual commands for those, and he responds to both verbal and visual commands for those three.

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Old 02-20-2013, 11:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Congrats! Can't wait till Zoey can do that well.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That is such good news to hear. I was upset for you thinking that you might have to rehome Berlin because of the cats.

I knew he was a good boy inside. He just needed you to help him along.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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congrats!!
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Thanks guys. And no rehoming for him. He is such a good boy and just needs me to help him learn whats right and wrong.
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YAY!!!! Congrats!!!! Breakthroughs are awesome!!!!!! MUST GET VIDEO!!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Its nice when everything comes together. Lots of people go to classes, don't see any progress, so they leave classes. Obedience is a work in progress and at the end very worth it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Congrats to you and Berlin. That was the best feeling in the world when we had that breakthrough!


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Congratulations!! . Good work both of you
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I'm so happy for you!!!! It sounds like you have made great progress
On to bigger and better things!
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