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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Dharma starts her first obedience class tonight!! Now I know that she should have been in classes long before now but last year money was REALLY tight and even when my best friend offered to pay for it I couldn't find one to fit the schedule I was on at the time and then I was unemployed for several months. And with the new job and my schedule it has been almost impossible to work out a way that I would be able to take her. So for the next six weeks I am off every thursday and I managed to find a place with a basic class every thursday!! Yay!! I am so excited! I would eventually like to get my girl in an agility class but I know that will be REALLY hard with my schedule but I can hope!

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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! speaking of OB class thank you for reminding me. I have to sign Dodger up for the next level of OB.

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Class went GREAT!!! There were only 2 other dogs in the class (there will be 2 others next week, though) and Dharma was the only GSD and by far the smartest. The other 2 were pulling at there leashes between exercises and wanted to play, Dharma lay by my side and acted like the perfect lady. She also caught on so quickly. Of course I have been working with her and doing training for the past year and a half but still, I was so proud.

She already knew how to sit on command but I had never used a hand signal by the end of the class she was sitting with just the hand signal. She caught on to the focus exercise immediately. The other dogs couldn't seem to grasp the idea but my baby had it down pat on the first try. We only practiced it about 6 times and then I decided to go back to working on the sit hand signal. I figured we could practice the focus exercise more at home during our training time- I didn't want her getting bored.

The only thing she really needs to work on is the no teeth exercise. She was hit or miss with that. But I will continue to work with her on that this week. Over all she was a star pupil. I had already planned to do the intermediate class with her if my schedule still allows (and I am going to try really hard to work it out that way). But now I am thinking that we can do advanced and even go for her CGC!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 12:04 AM
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I just love to hear about dog classes! Make sure to keep us updated and I want to see pictures of you both in class! So much fun to see different facilities and class structures.




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