Thursday, 4 November 2010

Arnold - Class of (Nov) 2010

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Well, that's it, Puppy socialisation class is now over - wow that 4 weeks went fast!

I think the opportunity to meet and play with the

other puppies has been invaluable.  He's learned a few important tricks along the way such as sit, down, roll over but I think just the chance to interact with other similar dogs has been the most important part of puppy class and I'd recommend it to anyone.



I don't think we're planning to take him to dog training as we're happy to keep up the practice at home.  He has plenty of other doggy mates he can interact with too to show him the ways of the canine world.

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I can't believe the change in him just over the last 3 or 4 weeks.  He listens (most of the time!) to what we say and seems eager to please us.  Hearing some of the other owners tell their stories at puppy class I actually consider us to be very lucky as he's picked things up (especially house training) so fast! 9 or 10 wks ago when he was a little ankle biting monster I often wondered what the hell we were doing wrong!  Thanks to everyone who said "it will get easier" as it has and we really do have a lovely puppy :).


  1. Yay well done Arnold!! He is lovely! Chester really enjoyed his puppy socialization, it really is a fab idea. We took him to his first advanced training on wed night, it was good. We still have a lot of work to do with him teaching him to stop jumping on people/the sofa/the cats, and the big one - getting him to walk to heel!!

  2. Yeah, Arnold has loads still to learn too but we'll keep plodding on with the training at home. We're trying the 'heel' approach at the moment.....OMG! A 10 min walk takes an hour lol. Can't wait to hear how Chester gets on with his advanced training.