Join Date: Sep 2017
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We couldn't get into the class at the facility we wanted, so we chose a place that had an opening. For a few reasons, it wasn't the best experience. Firstly, the class appeared to be geared more towards folks who had never had a dog before. Secondly, Piper was one of the older dogs in the group, so we had had more time with her. She could have passed the class the first day. The result of that was we were pretty bored. The instructors didn't seem to be in a hurry, so there was a lot of downtime between training exercises. But, we stuck with it for a few reasons - to get her STAR certification, it provided her time to interact with other dogs, and it was good for our kids to get instruction from someone other than Mom and Dad. We've now registered her for intermediate obedience at the facility we like, with the intention of testing for CGC at the end.
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