Graduation Day in Puerto Rico!!!!
Obedience classes are great for all dogs. Our Puerto Rican Affiliate Club just finished their classes and their report is below:
I just wanted to share with you this short video of Nala's graduation day exercises. We were divided in two groups (you can only see one of the groups here) and were given different exercises to perform. Here we had to perform the in your place-guest visit exercise) where the dog has to remain in his place throughout the entire visit until you 'release' him/her. Pretty cool, huh?! At the end you can hear Mia's barking in the background. She was congratulating her Aunt Nala for doing a great job! LOL!
I am planning in enrolling Nala in the intermediate course which begins in March. One of the things that we will learn in this course is that the dog has to learn to walk next to you without a leash, among other things. For you to be able to graduate the dog HAS to walk next to you without the leash no matter what you do or where you go. If the dog breaks the command, you don't graduate.
Here's Mia doing the 'sit/stay' exercise where Mia had to stay on that command for 1 minute while she just sat on a chair in front of her.