Champ having fun before class
I made sure that my goal for Champ at his 2nd obedience class was to have "FUN." I arrived an hour early so he could warm up and play with other dog friends.This time he was ready for the distractions. I worked hard with him all week long. We worked along side the class, but doing different things to keep Champ's mind engaged. I took a small toy, his dumbbell, treats...you name it; I had a back pack of things to keep him busy. I didn't want him to disengage with heel/sit...heel/sit. He will be ready for that when he is older. For now, I want him enthusistic, happy, and eager to learn along with getting the benefits from the socialization of the class. I think I achieved my goal this week. He was a happy, busy pup.
This week I will work more on fetching different articles, possibly introducing him to the ring game. He can play that with the others. In fact, I may even try that this morning. He loves fetching tennis ball and putting them in a box for me. He may like to pass the rings. We'll see. :0)