Monday started Week 1 of Silvia Trkman’s puppy class. There are 5 training assignments to work on over 2 weeks. This video is of two of the assignments: 4 In a Box and Froggie. I’m sure that both of these are designed to build rear end awareness. Ander is just starting to get an inkling that he has back legs, and he’s not sure what to do with them.
Over time the boxes are supposed to get smaller and smaller. I’m switching between the bigger box and a smaller box – he can get all 4 in the big box, but doesn’t seem to understand how to get all 4 in the smaller box. He’s done it a couple of times, but doesn’t seem to have a clue what he’s doing yet.
Next week we start a real live puppy class. I want him around other people and dogs some more. Unfortunately, I’m not thrilled with the place we’re taking the class, but it’s the only puppy class in town, so I’ll do it, remembering that my goal in the class isn’t training, but socialization.