We need to refocus. When Ray was 10 weeks old we started attending Puppy class, which while helped immensely, it became more beneficial for me to hold him and observe class then try to teach him the behaviors at home. To say that he was the class clown would be an understatement. Later we had some inidividual sessions with a primo private trainer which gave us some impressive tools to work with as well. The problem with both is …me. I got lazy with our training and as the primary care and training giver at home, I let Ray get unfocused as well. Now it’s time for us (me) to get back on track and stimulate that overactive mind his and work on some physical and mental challenges for Ray so that he has less time and inclination to chew us out of house and home.
|Grainy phone photo, but look at how handsome! 🙂|
I’m thinking about enrolling us in another class to help us refine our skills and shake the rust off but also thinking again about Doggy Daycare. I know several of you use one, so I would love to hear your thoughts. We aren’t in a larger city so our options are very limited and the only daycare around here that I know of requires the bordatella shot. I have some mixed feelings about that but wonder if it’s worth it in order to get him some more activity. So, interwebbers, what do you think?