What I LOVED most about the Prep class I took at Dogsmart is that you get to fine tune your handling skills and work on challenges with those around you who cheer you on and set you up for success.
Keegan and I worked as a team, and while he wasn't especially pleased with me creating a little more structure and more training of polite social skills into our everyday lives...we reap the rewards big time now as I can take him pretty much anywhere and he knows the drill and acts appropriately.
Ie.instead of lunging and dragging me over to say hello to someone...he is happy to hang out by me and wait for the okay.
Training should be FUN, and together no matter what you do, being a benevolent leader is rewarded tenfold in the relationship you build with your pup.
Here are pictures that Shelley took! A fantastic reminder that all our efforts paid off!
On our way back into the crowd of people
Meet and Greet w/ stranger and their dog, shake hands and Kee's job was to just chill by my side.
Reward for sticking to me like crazy glue! Kee LOVES to jump into my arms, so that's his "thanks" for a job well done. No treats are allowed, but we're allowed to play and cuddle and praise our dogs for being superstars!