Canadian in Candia

August 18, 2009

Obedience Doggy

Filed under: Dogs — Tags: , , — Miriam @ 10:10 pm

Cooper 5 monthsCooper and I have started him on the path to higher puppy education. We started the Basic Manners Class I at Pet-Agree in Candia tonight.  We’ve been doing basic obedience exercises with Cooper since he was 8 weeks old because I strongly believe that a trained dog is a happy dog.

But we were having problems with obedience with distractions such as other dogs, people and horses.

And I plan on doing competitive obedience with Cooper.  At least to the Companion Dog level. So we had to start somewhere.

So far I’ve been impressed with the class and the instructors. I’m glad to be back in a classroom of any kind.



  1. That sounds like fun. Going back to school…with your dog.

    Comment by Jessica — August 19, 2009 @ 9:04 am

    • I really do need to talk to work about compensation for taking grad school (or even community college so I can take Anatomy and Physiology II) classes. Because I seriously can’t afford to pay for school myself, and I really miss it.

      Comment by Miriam — August 19, 2009 @ 9:58 am

  2. Poodles are so smart. I swear that ours trained herself. Not that she knows how to do anything fancy but she learned sit, stay, come, lie down on her own because I was battling horrendous morning sickness through her puppyhood!

    Comment by Mindee@ourfrontdoor — August 20, 2009 @ 11:56 am

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