Friday, June 19, 2009

dog training session 1

Well, we finally found a dog trainer who seems to mesh well with our family and the infamous pooches, Sally and Buttercup. Last night we spent the better part of 2 hours learning and working with the pups and the kids. It was fabulous. Right here at home in an environment that was respectful of dogs, children, and adults. that was really key to finding someone to help us out. We have been successful at some small things, but none of us have had prior pup experience, so we all needed to be taught. The canine girls responded to our trainer, Cari, really well. It seemed that within moments of her arrival she had them nearly performing. She also brought along her son and his cutest tiniest little mop of a dog, Jemima. We were told by Gia several times last night that when she is 6 she needs a small dog like Jemima. So, we will see about that. As for right now, we learned several pretty straight forward commands and how to effectively teach them to our pups. We have put our new skills to the test both last night and this morning and everything seems to be working as it should. Hopefully everyone remains enthusiastic! Cheers, and pics for all to see later!

6 comments:

Tina- said...

so glad for you all that you were able to find a very good dog trainer that will work with everyone to ensure the pets are traineed very well. wishing you all a great weekend!

Sheryl-lyn said...

There is nothing more fabulous than dogs that are well-trained. They are a joy to the family!!

Beverly said...

Pretty soon you can take that show on the road!!! Great to talk to you...sorry to cut you off...had to get a biopsy of my pup, Sadie's, ear. She has another growth. Cancer runs in her breed and she has already had it once...so we don't take chances. Will see how the biopsy comes back. Hugs to you. When life settles down a bit...will call to chat longer!

Bonne said...

Good luck with the training. They are both smart breeds, so technically they should pick up on commands fairly easily. (although I've come across some dogs that are dumb as a box of hair~lol) Just be consistent and as Sheryl-lyn said, well-trained dogs are a joy.

Tina- said...

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~Tina

electricdunce said...

Excellent news! Nothing like a well trained doggie to be a real treasure...I wish cats could be trained, but alas, not their nature. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the puppies and the LaBellas.

I wonder if you can train slugs, I have the start of a circus if so...

Katin