Kye & Coops Mom
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Texas
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Our girl Kye is like this, as a puppy all energy, VERY smart, but was the worst in her class because of boredom. First I started taking her early to the field and walking her, playing with a small stuffed toy, just getting some of the energy out. In class, made sure we were at the end of the line or the first one behind the trainer. Kye is always looking for the next thing to do and her attention span was that of a nat. As maturity came, so did her attention span. Our puppy class was a disaster, the second class she was one of the top. The third she excelled and blew all the other dogs away. After this class, she was about a year old, we move to more challenging classes that incorporated obedience with pre agility, then a class that was more long distance work and hand signals. Each class she is still the goofy, sometimes over-excited girl she always was, but now looks to me to see "Whats Next"?? and we are always proud of the steps we have made.
Don't worry about your first class, keep working on the basics at home and sign up for the next one. Each class gets progressively more complex and you learn much more about what "keyes" your particular dog to want to do what is right.
Our male is 100% opposite. He studies everything and is content to be put on a down stay...forever! He was always the top of his class, but always steady and calm, would much rather crawl into your lap and stare at a bug than be bothered with walking around sitting and going to down stay. He is great for class demonstrating, but wish he had more kick, more energy. He is just a big lovebug.
So,,,love your crazy pups as they are telling you that they have soooo much brains, and just need training to know what to do. Love those more high energy ones! Classes will improve, just keep working and learn to laugh a lot.
Deb & My Golden Kids
Kye & Coop - the loves of my life
My little Biewer Yorkies - all 7 of them!
Sadie & Okey - my mini aussies
I want to surround myself with people who are "Cracked" for they are the ones that let the Sun Shine in.