|08-28-2013 11:50 AM|
Most puppy classes are fairly unstuctured. It's because the point of the classes is the socialization, car ride, out with other pups, new people.
If you go thru those classes and you continue with a comfortable stable dog, then moving up to more advance classes are easier. If you pup freaks in puppy classes then you'll have issues maybe forever.
Have to add I've been to MANY different classes with MANY different instructors. They are all completely different. Some instructors I click with, others ..... not so much. But I keep looking until I find the best for my skills and abilities that help my dog. And since I currently drive over an hour to classes, I know that it's worth it.
I can have my dogs off leash and know they listen and get the exercise they need. So classes do work
|08-28-2013 11:42 AM|
this litter I'm the only one who really communicates with the breeder..which is sad. She's always happy to see new pictures and I keep her updated on what's new. She did tell me that most of the other dogs in the family line that she has had are all more mellow. NOW -- Roxy's brother somehow ended up in the same class we were in ...and he was a little wall bouncer. Land shark etc...but I could also tell there was a different scene at their home than what we have going on here. I ( alone) took her to class whereas the owner of the brother came along with her, boyfriend, and 2 rambunctious kids -- they were always trying to get Roxy and the brother romping around ( even during class which ticked me off)...I could just tell they probably roughed housed and teased at home. That won't happen here.
I am guessing she's just easy going like we all are???
|08-28-2013 11:38 AM|
I had her in classes a few months ago..they were only 1 time a week and for only 6 weeks...it wasn't a very structured class so I don't think it was really beneficial.
I forgot about the dog park..we go every sunday and spend about 1 and 1/2 hours there...she will "greet" at the gate and run around with the other dogs for awhile..then comes and sits with me for awhile but her main "fun" is walking around to the other owners and having them pet her and confirm her being gorgeous.
I'm working a tough week this week due to upcoming events ...and it's been like 105 here. I would NEVER do off leash with her.. except at the dog park where it's fenced in. Otherwise we were taking nightly leash walks down at our riverfront.
|08-28-2013 11:32 AM|
All our pups are different and she seems ok. When you communicate with the breeder, are all the pups in the litter the same?
I know I mostly exercise with my dogs going on long off leash hikes.
You start up any dog classes yet? Good for socialization plus mental stimulation (for both pup and human )
|08-28-2013 11:17 AM|
7 month old female questions --
sleep -- is content to go to bed around 9pm and get out of the kennel between 7 and 8 am?
exercise -- is happy with about 10 minutes of ball play ..then wants to come in and chew on a bone ?
eating -- seems to thrive on 2 3/4 cup of large breed puppy food ( BB)..with a noon addition of 2 slices of apple and about 1 tsp peanut butter. ( she likes to "lunch" with me)
growling -- doesn't ( is that normal) ?
really non reactive to most situations. She will bark if somebody comes in the house she doesn't recognize but is not reactive to the doorbell.
When we walk and she walks past people or other dogs she will look but doesn't really try to make contact unless she sees me making contact
when we go outside if the lab next door is out it's bark bark bark out of that dog and Roxy just looks at her like "what's your deal"....kind of gives that german shepherd big sigh and then continues what she's doing..she doesn't bark back..just like I said looks at her like the other dog is an idiot.
she is smell driven-- she always has her nose to the ground and I swear she can smell a grub a mile away and will run to that part of the yard and nose dive just to get it
Just some routine questions...how normal does all of this sound? she's just really mellow.