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PamH
23rd May 2007, 02:16 AM
Maddy had her first class tonight. When she first got there she was so excited to see the other dogs (12 of them) that I could hardly control her. I thought, oh oh, she is not going to do anything I ask. But then she calmed down and did very very well. I was so proud of her. She sat, she came upon being called and she stayed. Now, I have to say the recall was done with treats. The trainer held her and I showed her a treat then walked away. I then called her. She knew I had a treat. She ran to me when I called her. I have never used treats to train her before. I have taught her to sit and to stay without them. I have not really tried getting her to come when called.
The main thing is I find she does well but tends to forget when there are distractions. So she did well to listen with other dogs around.
Pam

gocamping
23rd May 2007, 03:01 AM
Sounds like a great beginning!

Lani
23rd May 2007, 03:04 AM
sounds like you did a LOT for a first class!!

And Maddy was the superstar we all always thought she'd be!! :dogwlk:

Holly
23rd May 2007, 03:20 AM
Yay Maddy! :)

Caraline
23rd May 2007, 03:39 AM
Wow, she sounds like she did extremely well on her first day. My Beau is not so great with recall... I must learn your secret, but he is great with stay, which most of the other puppies have trouble with.

It is such fun isn't it! :dogwlk: