The third training class was a breeze. I honestly think that most of the dogs would pass the CGC right now! Well, the pug is still a bit excitable and jumps a lot, and the beautiful golden jumps a lot too . The loose lead walking is probably going to be an issue for most of them, but they're working on it. Even the cocker is relaxing and walked in front of everyone (she was reluctant last week). After class, three of the owners (who have become friends) let there dogs play, and there was a pile of legs and tails.
Even Ben, the rottie, did well in her private one-on-one. She's a very bright dog, and she does very well with her basic training. Her owner is getting much more assertive, which is wonderful. Its clear that Ben's responding well. It's very promising. Hopefully, the breed legislation (we have another committee workshop meeting with the commissioners tonight) does not put an end to the lessons. If a breed of dog is labeled dangerous per se, our club insurance will not cover that breed being in our facility---even if its a 8wk old pup!