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Re: Online class [Re: jarn] #354958
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Nice job on the weave! How did the first Obedience class go? How has Agis been doing overall since you started the virtual classes?


Abbey: 12 years old German Shepherd

Suki: 12 years old grumpy Calico

Bella: Ragdoll. Now living with her best cat friend Ty at an oversized cat condo in Crazy Cat Lady City.

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Re: Online class [Re: jarn] #354965
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First obedience class went okay - felt a bit rusty with some things. But we've got that much better, he's doing great. This week we covered some things we also learned in Tricks, so that was kind of nice! We have homework every week which helps.

Agis has definitely learned more and is calmer (kind of haha). He's got better manners overall.


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Originally Posted by jarn


Agis has definitely learned more and is calmer (kind of haha). He's got better manners overall.


That is so great! Nova and I lost ground in the last year because classes worked great for socialization-but they were canceled. Your example with Agis is really encouraging that we can pick up where we stopped.

Keep the updates coming...
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Thanks MJ! It's still all virtual - I think we are going to have to do in-person classes when they resume, even if it's stuff we've already done - just because the distractions are different.

(Though, I am supposed to lay a course of distractions and walk Agis through it to work on leave it - if Xerxes is out, he darts in and out, stealing toys. Heh)


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Timothy and Cordelia (kitties)
RIP Luc
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I love that Xerxes keeps things interesting. I can only imagine his shenanigans while you're trying to work Agis. Sounds like the virtual classes are worth the effort with Agis doing better, even if his manners kind of improved. That's just how dogs are, when they learn new stuff and how they interact they will do better.


Abbey: 12 years old German Shepherd

Suki: 12 years old grumpy Calico

Bella: Ragdoll. Now living with her best cat friend Ty at an oversized cat condo in Crazy Cat Lady City.

2 little angels/monsters in disguise: My 2 boys
Re: Online class [Re: jarn] #355246
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I missed your comment DE! Yes, for obedience II we ended up putting the other two in our bedroom with Toby for company.

We re-took it as we missed a bunch of classes the first time so I dropped out. Passed this time!

The last class was doing a kind of rally-o 'course'. Agis was AWFUL, especially the second time (we all did it twice). He was just SO excited. Barking when I wasn't working him, going crazy.

Dunno if he was like that because they were jackhammering renovating the unit next door since the people moved (they take down kitchen walls to open it up. But all the walls in this building are concrete. And he was SO excited after class he ran laps and mouthed me in a way he's not allowed to do - I have a scrape that bled - but he did calm after that. Little bugger!


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Timothy and Cordelia (kitties)
RIP Luc
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I'm amazed. You are trying to work a dog when jack-hammering is next door??? Yes, I'm amazed. What a good dog to pay any attention at all under those conditions.

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Oh - I maybe wasn't clear, the jackhammering had stopped by class, but I did try to train him earlier in the day. All the dogs were on edge all day from it, so I don't think it helped him be present during class.

(And he finds training class VERY exciting, he always has, even our practice/daily training - he gets HYPED up. It's nice he enjoys it so much, but is hyper for a bit after, but last night was over the top)


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Neb, Xerxes, and Agis
Timothy and Cordelia (kitties)
RIP Luc
RIP Teagan
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