Anu graduated Beginner Puppy Training today.
At her first two classes, she was so shy that she stayed either under my chair or sat on my lap. She shied away from other dogs, puppies, and most people, as well. The hugest progress for her was when she played with another puppy after class today; she typically watches the other puppies play with each other, not even considering participating. She has now become a much more social dog, although still cautious.
We have learned better ways to work with her both with behavior and socialization. Anu has always been a good, sweet girl; now she brings us even more joy (if that’s even possible) with her good behavior. It is so important that she has learned and continues to work on: “come when called”, “drop it”, “leave it”, “sit”, “stay”, etc. All of the commands we use with our puppies can make the difference in behavior and in the safety and health of our dogs, too.
I am very proud of her and looking forward to starting intermediate training next week.
I used the PetSmart Pet Training Program. It works. It is a program I would recommend to anyone.