I was at petsmart this evening picking up another Cichlid for my fish tank and I could hear/see the "trainer" giving a class on how to teach the dog to leave food. She goes "Just have some food ready in case they wont take the reward from me"
All of a sudden I thought world war 3 broke out. She started yelling/screaming "LEAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" multiple times over and over at the same dog until the dog finally backed away and turned his head. Then she said "GOOD" and 'TAKE IT" then wondered why the dog refused to take the food she was offering. I was like
all at once. I was so pissed off!. There is not need to scream at a dog when your trying to teach it something. Im thinking to myself what a moron.
All I can say is if I signed up for this and she screamed at my dog like that Oh boy would I be in her face screaming at her asking her how she likes it. 'MY DOG WONT SIT HOW DO I TEACH HIM". "WHAT? I CANT HEAR YOU".
Seriously, I gotta take Ruby in there when shes feeling better, she can be told leave it in a whisper, I can walk around the whole store and she will not touch the food.
When I had Gunner I was in the Petsmart in another city before we got one. There were 1 year olds starting beginning obedience. They were still jumping up, biting, pulling leashes etc. I brought my 6 month old puppy, put him in a down stay, walked around the whole store once (about 2-3 minutes) came back and said...yep, my 6 month old puppy just did that
Then walked out. Two people walked out behind me asking who I used. Gave them a reference to the trainer that helped me service train him. I trained the beginner/intermediate/advances stuff myself.
After today, I think that much lower of petsmart.