Monday, April 21, 2008

Puppy Class

I am the demo dog for the Junior Puppy class that Barbara teaches at the Animal Protection Society on Monday evenings. Barbara thinks it is so important for puppies to attend a well run, reward based puppy class and I do too. I went to puppy class when I was 12 weeks old and look how well I turned out!

This is Tank, a Mastiff puppy. He's pretty small now but he is going to be huge when he grows up so his person was very smart to enroll him in class. Tank is a very nice puppy and I even let him chew on my ear a bit.

I demoed the recall for the class as it is my best skill and then I watched the puppies practice it. Unfortunately they are all so wiggly it was hard to get photos of them doing their skills. We also did the Puppy Confidence Course and had several puppy socialization times.

Here is a photo of Bella, a nice Rottie mix puppy. She is very smart.

Here is Honeybear, the Goldendoodle. He looks a lot like my friend Riley only smaller.

This is Roxie, a West Highland White Terrier. She is very confident for such a young thing.

All these pups are less than 4 months old and already know how to pay attention, sit and down. They know that learning with their people is a fun thing to do and they are having lots of great socialization experiences. They are also a lot of fun to watch because they are so silly! If we can get them to hold still I'll post pictures of the other puppies next week.


Amber-Mae said...

I'm sure you did your demo very well. I started my puppy class at 12 weeks old too. Mommy said it's always est to start training as young as possible & to socialize with other dogs & people as young as possible too! That's why today, I'm still the youngest in Intermediate level in whole of Malaysia. BOL!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Gus and Louie said...

That is why mom has us in class. We call Louie Mr. Wiggles since everything moves whenever anyone gets close. We are working very hard on the not jumping thing. The instructor said to hold his paws gently when he does that and he will finally give in. Well Louie is pretty hard headed and still hasn't figured that one out but his other skills are coming along great..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Momo & Pinot said...

Niamh, wow, you and your frinds are all so smart!! I, Pinot is 7 month old but hasn't learn much..

Momo & Pinot

Hero said...

Those pups are so lucky to have owners dedicated enough to enroll them in that class. Since I was a pound pup I didn't learn any of that stuff till I was over a year old. I love learning new things, but I bet it's much more fun when you're learning with other dogs! I know you're setting a great example for the puppies. Keep up the good work!

much love,

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

My human is going to get me enrolled in some classes soon! She's gotta find me a good trainer just like you first!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

What do you smell like after a bath? I come out as a lavender and mint's disgusting.

Mr. T-Bone Beasley