Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Tate to start school soon

  1. #1
    Worlds Greatest Chef I am an EBN Reporter
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    cali baker's Avatar
    Real Name
    Henny
    Country
    United States
    Location
    The Crown City (Pasadena)
    Posts
    9,013
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Tate Rory & Finn Paddington
    Likes (Received)
    1479
    Blog Entries
    32

    Default Tate to start school soon

    I signed Tate up for some "puppy classes" at Pet Smart yesterday. He starts this Sat and it's a 6wk course.

    I've heard good reviews and just so-so reviews about the classes there. I'm sure a lot depends on the instructor you get. Basically, i think it would be good for him to meet other puppies and socialize a little bit, and also, i'd really love to have him come to me more consistently when i call his name (without me having to dangle a snack in front of him!), and to not jump on people when he meets them.

    Has anyone tried any of the classes at P.Smart and what'd u think? hopefully we'll both learn some helpful things there!

  2. #2
    I couldn't make this sh*t up if I tried! Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    Need help with the forums?  Contact me!
    KMARINO's Avatar
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Bradenton Fl.
    Posts
    7,294
    Bulldog(s) Names
    VEGAS
    Likes (Received)
    181

    Default Re: Tate to start school soon

    We signed Vegas up when he was about 10 months old, you are right it DOES depend on the instructor!! Ours was a joke, but I am not bashing PetSmart. I wanted him to be trained simple commands like sit, stay, lay down (I am not a good trainer, as it shows now) Her only concern for 3 weeks in a row, was to teach them to fetch their own leash!! I quit. He can sit, and lay and.....um that's about it! He was more in to trying to hump his classmates than learning to fetch his leash.

  3. #3
    .................
    Real Name
    Becky
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    14,938
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Jake
    Likes (Received)
    4

    Default Re: Tate to start school soon

    Quote Originally Posted by KMARINO View Post
    We signed Vegas up when he was about 10 months old, you are right it DOES depend on the instructor!! Ours was a joke, but I am not bashing PetSmart. I wanted him to be trained simple commands like sit, stay, lay down (I am not a good trainer, as it shows now) Her only concern for 3 weeks in a row, was to teach them to fetch their own leash!! I quit. He can sit, and lay and.....um that's about it! He was more in to trying to hump his classmates than learning to fetch his leash.


  4. #4
    Bulldog Vet in Training Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    LisaMarie's Avatar
    Location
    Burlington, Vermont
    Posts
    1,201
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Mocha Bubbles
    Likes (Received)
    1

    Default Re: Tate to start school soon

    Awww! I should take Mocha to one of those I have heard that they are very good and a lot of fun.
    LisaMarie

  5. #5
    Rescue Volunteer Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    kim n the guys's Avatar
    Real Name
    Kim
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Holt, MI
    Posts
    1,592
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Oliver, Sebastian, Remy, Gracie, and Tonka (10-21-07 to 05-29-14 RIP)
    Likes (Received)
    3

    Default Re: Tate to start school soon

    Oliver is in a petsmart class and his instructor is awesome. In four weeks, he's learned sit, stay, wait, lay down, leave it, take it, and come when his name is called, no fetching of his leash, that's just crazy. I agree with the instructor part. We got lucky and Oliver's instructor is also an AKC certified evaluator for the S.T.A.R Puppy and CGC tests!!! So he def knows what he's doing. For all of Oliver's other classes he has to take, I'm making sure that I sign up with Kim's classes only.
    Kim, Lord Sebastian, Sir Oliver, Remy Le Beau, and Gracie Lou <3

  6. #6
    Pet Sitter LucysMum's Avatar
    Location
    S. New Jersey
    Posts
    379
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Lucy
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Default Re: Tate to start school soon

    We had a good experience at PetSmart. It is important to do "homework" so your pup can get the hang of each command before you move on to a new one.

    Good luck!

  7. #7
    I am in total control....I think Become a 4 Paw Member
    I Have Earned Community Veteran Status!
    GatorRay's Avatar
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    3,472
    Bulldog(s) Names
    Gator & Lucy Goosey, the Basset and Gigi (AKA Gypsy)
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Blog Entries
    13

    Default Re: Tate to start school soon

    I agree with the comments that it is the instructor that matters. I actually used one of the vet techs at our vets. She trains service dogs and does a puppy class after hours. It was great! I didn't need to take Gator. He learned sit, stay, lay down, leave it, and to come when he was called in about a week with me just coaxing him with a piece of cheese. lol. Gypsy on the other hand...she needs some SERIOUS training, Miss Bossy Pants.

Remove Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •