Today is Sunday 25th September

Dog class this morning and it was a rush to get there as our new essential oil diffuser failed and we were scrabbling around for receipts so that we can take it back.

There were 8 in the class, four labs, and three other puppies as well as Maya. Having not had time to walk her or have ten throws of the gonk in the morning, she was hyper and sadly only wanted to play. This made things difficult to control and although she did some things OK, trying to get her to do something off lead was a BIG MISTAKE and she went off like a rocket. Recall? What’s that. It was embarrassing.

However, she was not the only one. The five month old fox terrier (not a Schnauzer as I’d originally thought) was also having a bad day and would not do anything it was told, spending most of the lesson on its hind legs. Even our trainer couldn’t get him to walk nicely on the lead, and that is a first for us to witness.
Play time at the end was good though and all of the dogs, puppies as well, played lovely together, except the chocolate lab which was again removed from the field for this part as it’s reactive and can be unpredictable with other dogs, especially if they’re excited.
There are no classes now until 16th October.

We are hoping to concentrate on commands such as sit, stay, wait, leave, round and ‘here’ in the interim. We will have to find something she simply cannot resist to even begin to encourage recall. Even the dehydrated tripe and chicken was of no interest today.  It is always because she is so easily distracted and that anticipated light bulb moment, when everything is supposed to click in her head, gets further and further away.
Take care and keep safe everyone.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Today is Sunday 25th September

  1. Dehydrated tripe sounds oh so lovely! 😳

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    She just has so much energy 😊

  3. murisopsis says:

    *sigh* She’ll settle down… You shouldn’t be embarrassed. Everyone else in the class has had one of those days (or will soon enough).

  4. Carol anne says:

    she’s a bundle of fun and energy! I’m glad class went well, but sorry her recall wasnt great. xo

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