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Went to our first class!

Today I took Nina to our first Shutzhund class. I'm not looking at her ever being a competition dog, but it seemed like a good way to progress with her training and socialization while giving her a job in a well controlled enviroment.

After our first class, I think my choice was a great one! The trainer is awesome, I enjoyed working with him, liked his methods and teaching style, and Nina and I went home with some homework (more me than her right now ).

I'm looking forward to our future sessions, I think we'll have a lot of fun!

A bit of history on Nina: she was a rescue we fostered, then adopted 2 years ago. She was 3 when we got her, had on leash fear aggression, terrified of strangers, little to no socialization, severe seperation anxiety, prey drive but no idea how to play - you get the idea. Now, two years later, she's a pretty good dog, good on our walks, has learned a bunch of games, and most of the tricks I knew how to teach, so I was seeking out something more where we could continue to grow and her confidence could increase without putting her in a potentially chaotic enviroment.
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Re: Went to our first class!

Congratulations!!

Nina story is a lot alika as Lucia (Castlemaid on the boards) with her Keeta.

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Woohoo!~!!! Sounds EXCELLENT!!! GOOD GIRL NINA!!!

I betcha this will do her a world of good! Keeta has somewhat similar issues when I adopted her, and formal training changed her attitude, her confidence and our relationship 180 around! She is like a different dog now. I started going to our Schutzhund club with her because as a mixed breed, many other formal training venues were not available to her.

I started out like you, just for something to do, no intention of ever ever EVER going for titles.

No SchH titles yet, but a BH, and OB1, a TR1 and an AD for her, and a terminal case of the Schutzhund bug for me!

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Originally Posted By: LicanAntaiCongratulations!!

Nina story is a lot alika as Lucia (Castlemaid on the boards) with her Keeta.
LOL Catu!!! You posted at the same time as I did! Too funny!

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I was about to PM you about this thread, you won me!!

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Re: Went to our first class!

Neat! Thanks guys, I'm really looking forward to it, plus, it will really help me polish up some of my handling/training skills which will benefit not only Nina, but our other dog and foster too.
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