Wednesday, February 27, 2008

PetsMart Sessions


I'm ELATED!!

Let me back up...

For the past few weeks, I have been taking Tyanna to PetsMart on Wed. nights at 5:30. This is when they hold their puppy kindergarten class. No, Tyanna is not in puppy kindergarten...but I have found it a very useful tool when working with her dog distraction! Each Wed. we go and work around the pen where the puppies are...the LOUD, BARKING, WHINING, puppies. The first few weeks were a bit rough, and I was starting to give up hope. Last week was better, and today was FANTASTIC! She was able to walk around the entire pen (on a loose leash) and keep full eye contact! She would even sit when I stopped (this is required for CCI puppies). Because of this success, I decided to work her around the small animals and birds. She also did great! I'm so excited! Things are starting to turn around!



The puppy class was going on behind her...notice the great eye contact!!

5 comments:

Natalie said...

Congrats Maddie and Tyanna, that's fantastic :)

Lani said...

Good Girl! Keep up the good work.

Kelsey and Spike said...

Awesome, good job!

Emily and Suede said...

Good job!!! Keep up the good work :)

The Puppy Raising Roller Coaster said...

YEY! It is always a great feeling when you finally see some of the fruit of your labor!