Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Northern Illinois
I wouldn't be too surprised if he doesn't learn sit, stay and come in these classes. He's really young and there is a lot of chaos at Petsmart. However, at his age, these classes will do him a world of good when it comes to conditioning him to noise, people and other dogs. Hopefully what he will take away from the classes is an ability to work around rattling shopping carts, screaming running kids, barking dogs, and friendly people who want to pet the puppy. All these things are necessary to have a well adjusted adult dog that will go anywhere and meet anyone without fear or anger. Walk him round and round in Petsmart before class so he can see lots more stuff, then walk him up and down the sidewalk out front. Let him meet people and feel like everyone is his friend so he won't be wary of strangers later.