Monday, January 3, 2011

Obedience

Well, it's official, Sweetheart is enrolled in obedience class.  Class starts Friday January 14th at 8:00 p.m.  The first class is for humans only. The class lasts for seven weeks.  I am taking her to Positively Canine in Oklahoma City.  What is so funny is that the owner and instructor have been following Sweetheart's blog for a while.  I asked my friend who takes her greyhound there for classes if she is the one who told the owner about Sweetheart and the blog.  My said she wasn't, that the people at Positively Canine knew about Sweetheart before she told them.  I am constantly amazed at what a small world this is and how many people the little Peanut has touched.  

Wish us luck!  I hope Sweetheart isn't too surly with the other dogs in class.  Socialization with other dogs outside our home and in different environments is definitely something she needs.  I don't want my dog to be the class reject!!  I guess I could always play the cruelty card and say she deserves special treatment :)  Just kidding.  No special treatment for her.  Well, maybe I could get her some sliced cheese if she does well.

Hope the first Monday of the new year was a good one for everyone out there.

Jess

8 comments:

  1. Good for you! All of our Greyhounds who have gone through obedience class have benefitted greatly from it. Of course, Sweetheart has fans everywhere! You actually sound surprised.

    Heck, way more people know and like our girls than know me!

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  2. You have done a great job and Sweethearts progress seems to give all of us hope that all things can get better with time.

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  3. She'll learn! She's got heart!

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  4. Obedience class definately made Barbie more secure in different environments and being approached by strange people, she is still a bully but I think that's just part of Barbie's make up

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  5. Looking forward to hearing how the classes go.

    Lovwe the fact that you said 'I don't want my dog....' She sure is your dog.

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  6. thanks for the laugh... the class reject. :) she'll do great! and might end up being the class clown.

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  7. So glad to hear she is enrolled in an obedience class! I teach a greyhound obedience class in Georgia and my advice to all my greyhound students is to bring high value treats. Real meat (Tyson grilled chicken strips, hotdogs) or real cheese (Swiss or cheddar). Something that stinks and is easy to swallow. No crappy store bought "dog treats" allowed. :-)

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  8. Never Say Never: My friend, whose greyhound is therapy certified, told me the exact same thing about treats and she used the exact same language regarding 'high value'. Of course anyone following the blog knows about Sweetheart's love affair with cheese. She is so greedy for food even dog treats are high value to this little Peanut. :)

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