The puppy class at work and play!

July 5, 2010

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The stars of this show are Lisa and Teddy (Bichon cross Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) Hilary and Truffle (Labradoodle) Shirley and Abby (Chocolate Labrador) and Pauline and Ben (miniature Schnauzer)

We always begin our puppy class with the owners sitting on chairs with the leads under a leg to allow the pups to settle and learn not to pull themselves! This time we went straight on to teaching the puppies not to jump up, we took it in turns to walk towards them and turn away abruptly if the pups jumped, very soon the pups were not jumping and we were able to greet them with their bottoms on the floor!

These pups are only on their 4th week of training, they are progressing so fast, at this age the puppy is very willing to learn and hasn’t yet the confidence to be too naughty, that will come a bit later when they go past 6 months, the teenager time is the most challenging period of training! Ben, Teddy and Truffle can do some positions on command now, only using the hand signal when they are distracted. We have also begun come to call, walking on a lead and they all learning to be very patient when groomed!

Ian has taken some wonderful photo’s of them, here is a selection! I plan to add some to the main website over the coming week.

For those of you commenting, if you are a subscriber and click on the email, it seems I am not getting them, could you go on the web site to leave comments please? I look forward to hearing from you soon!


2 Responses to “The puppy class at work and play!”

  1. Lisa Collins Says:

    Hi Avril,

    I have gained so much from attending your puppy class and feel more confident for sharing experiences in class and learning how to help Teddy grow into a dog we can be proud of.

    The small size of class makes for a personal experience where we can learn from one another and feel comfortable asking questions of you.

    I look forward to catching up with the blog which keeps me updated and offers useful tips out of class.

    With best wishes and looking forward to more classes in the summer.

    Lisa Collins

  2. Avril Munson Says:

    thank you so much Lisa for your kind feed back! 🙂 It has been a pleasure to work with you and Teddy!!!

    And I am glad the comments on here are working at last, it was my fault before as I hadn’t ticked the right box in the set up!

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