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I have an obedience class at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Tosca is full of energy. Today I decided to throw the frisbee a bit, but not exhaust her, before going to class. Is that a good idea? I thought maybe this would help her concentrate. She is still raring to go. lol.
 

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All you can do is experiment. This can help many dogs by taking a bit of the edge off before class giving them the ability to think. Some dogs it would take too much away from them.
 

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I have a couple dogs I need to do this with because they are so "excited" it does help take the edge off. I have never had one that it actually hindered (unless we played too long) but I have a couple that work MUCH better after they get their speed bursts out. Like Lisa said it depends on the dog.
 

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Gracie HAS to work off some energy before class. She is so hyper and does everything with 110% effort that she is distracted. Making her a little tired out helps a little.
 

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Tosca was great in class. We were the only ones there so I received one-on-one training. It was amazing how differently a dog reacts to different people giving commands. lol. The instructor was tough and demanding and Tosca responded well. I am a softie and not consistent. No wonder she doesn't do what I say. lol.

Sometimes I wish I had the dog first and then the kids.
 
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