I agree with this. Brutus loved his classes. He got to meet other dogs and it helped stop the lunging for toys he would do. He now knows that if he wants us to play with him, he has to leave his toy and sit down before we will touch it. If he isn't in the mood to listen we don't play fetch. This was really the only behavior we could not tolerate. Everything else the little bugger does is too cute. Also 10 minute time outs really work. He understands that he needs to chill when we tell him he is going to get a time out.
R.I.P. Duece Man 9-13-14 Gone but not forgotten, always in our hearts! Till we meet again over the Bridge, Mommy misses you.
We put Bella in basic puppy classes, and I have to tell you that she was the WORST behaved in the class!!! I was so embarrassed she would never do the commands in front of the instructor... BUT I will say it was totally worth it in the end. I can't tell you how many times I have had to use leave it or stay and she remembered it. One time I broke a glass all over the kitchen floor & the dogs ran in and I yelled STAY at the top of my lungs, and to my surprise she did it!!! I'm putting Winston in class next month... Good Luck
Ramsay just graduated his Kinderpuppy program tonight! He started at 12 weeks and in 6 weeks has really shown progress! I think that no matter how much you do in class, what is key is practice practice practice at home. The puppy classes just add the extra challenge of focusing on you in a distracting environment. It is great for socialization too!
We have two bully puppies and we've had no issues with training. They have both responded greatly to positive training methods using the clicker and treats.