Embarrassed and ashamed of myself
I've let my boy down. We had our 2nd week of basic OB class Wednesday and I'm so embarrassed and ashamed of myself as a GSD owner. Bear wants to constantly bark at the other dogs in class. I'm afraid we're gonna get kicked out of school. He has no problem learning all that they cover, and can focus long enough to be treated, but as soon as he see's another dog, he's back to barking. We go socializing at least twice a week, to Pet stores and parks, and he barks some, but nothing like class. There are dogs next door that he see's every day and doesn't bark at. We go see my brother and his dogs and he's fine with them, but in class I can't keep him from barking. The trainers say he's an awesome dog, he sits, comes, lays down just like they want, learns everything so fast, but as soon as he settles down class is over and he's barking again. I think part of the problem is I work nights and he's crated until my wife wakes up and lets him out while she gets ready for work, but he's back in his crate within 2 hours when she leaves and waits another 2 hours till I get home and then we're off to class within an hour after I get home. I'm so frustrated at myself cause I wanted him to be "best in class" and he could be if not for the barking.
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Bearclaw Von Wiefelspuetz (Bear) - GSD 06-27-09