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Karen S.
26th March 2007, 02:28 AM

Grace will be starting obedience class Tuesday. :D She can already sit, and heel on leash. We are a little nervous about meeting new dog friends but can't wait to teach her new things. Wish us luck! :xfngr:

26th March 2007, 03:50 AM
Hey Karen, how old is Grace? Can you post up some progress notes once she has started. I have never taken any of mine to obedience before. I've always just done my own thing, but I am going to take Beau when he has completed all his shots. I just don't know what to expect, whether I will be bored, think I know it all, or realise I have made a lifeime of mistakes and that I am a clutz. So keep us posted eh?


26th March 2007, 04:05 AM
Good Luck Grace!!!

Lucky is doing Intermediate classes and having a blast. You and Grace will have a great time!!

Karen S.
26th March 2007, 04:17 AM
Hi, Grace is 14 months old. She's a little firecracker! We felt like she needed some serious training. Our 4 other Cavaliers have just been trained at home except Willow and he says I'm just not gonna do it and goes to sleep.
I have experience training a Belgian Tervuren. I do show him in obedience and we think Grace will be able to compete also. She is just a little shy around new dogs. Plus she gets a little car sick and we have to drive 30 miles to the training center.
I will keep you posted with photos and news of how she does. It's a lot of fun to see the light bulb go off in their heads when they finally understand what they are doing. :p
We train with praise and reward. Grace just can't wait to get those treats and we try to make sure they are healthy treats. cl*p

26th March 2007, 04:25 AM
It sounds like it going to be a lot of fun. :D

Karen S.
28th March 2007, 05:01 PM
Grace's first class was last night. She did wonderful. My daughter, Rebecca is handling her and they were heeling, sitting and sit staying before the class was over.
Others in the class are a Blue Heeler, Bichon, Jack Russell, Westie/Maltese, and a Weimaraner. Grace was placed between the 2 larger dogs and it didn't bother her a bit. It must be because she is so used to our Tervuren.
All in all it was a very good night. Fun class!
I will post pictures later but I don't have a digital so we'll have to do it the old fashion way.

29th March 2007, 04:11 AM
Can't wait to see the pictures, and thanks for keeping us updated. I am following with interest. :snap:

29th March 2007, 04:14 AM
Looking forward to seeing class pics of Grace :flwr:

Karen S.
4th April 2007, 03:25 PM
No training was held last night due to severe thurderstorms, hail, tornadoes in area. Our instructor felt we should all stay safely at home.
All is well, so on to next week!

Karen S.
19th April 2007, 02:44 AM
We are into week 5 of training. Grace is heeling on leash, sitting and downing on command. She is starting to learn recall. She is doing great!

19th April 2007, 04:06 AM
Great news. Sounds like you are both having fun. :D I am starting Beau in puppy obedience the first week of May & am looking forward to that too.

19th April 2007, 04:19 AM
Way to go Grace!!! You are making your mom proud!!

(of course Grace is healing, not leading ...)

19th April 2007, 01:52 PM
Great job Karen!

Karen S.
26th April 2007, 10:04 PM
Training continues to go well. Grace worked the pylons Tuesday. She wagged her tail the whole way while looking at Becky. She seemed to be smiling and saying "Look at Me!" She was just so cute.
I am taking pictures and they will be posted in a couple of weeks as soon as I get the roll finished and developed. I'm not digital yet.

Karen S.
14th May 2007, 08:58 PM
Grace finishes obedience tonight. Here are some not so good pictures of her and Becky. We'll post her placement tonight.

Grace and Becky

Working on downs stays

Another sit

Working on downs

Karen S.
15th May 2007, 03:58 AM
Grace did it. She graduated obedience training tonight. She had the 2nd highest score in class!!!!!

15th May 2007, 04:12 AM
:rah: :rah: :rah: Yippee!!!:rah: :rah: :rah:

Way to go Grace!!! What a smart girl you are! :dogwlk:

15th May 2007, 05:20 AM

Go Grace!