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It's official - we passed!!!!

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by Sandy in CT, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Sandy in CT

    Sandy in CT Premium Member

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    On his 8 month birthday, Brodie passed his AKC Canine Good Citizen test! I was so nervous all day and ended up with a stress headache about 2 hours before class. I was so scared he would refuse the DOWN. He almost did! When it came to the DOWN on command, a command that he will obey on leash, off leash, in the house, out of the house - he sat and looked away from me staring at a window high up on the wall to his left. He would not even respond to LOOK which he always does! Snarky teenager does not realize that this momma dealt with 3 human teens at one time and is used to standing her ground. His eyes finally sort of moved to me, not his head, but I think he wanted to see what I was doing and once he broke that, he finally caved and went DOWN. Everything else he was picture perfect! He heals on a loose lead, I even showed off because he will keep a tight heal with pace changes and knows EASY (my command for slowing down).

    I am not sure where we might go next. I can continue with the current training facility and try rally and or agility or move to a training facility in Newtown that has a 'High School' obedience class that seems to teach like an advanced level of CGC training with moving sits and downs, reverse heeling and extended stays per their website.
     
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  2. Piper's mom

    Piper's mom Forums Sage

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    Congratulations Sandy! Good job Brodie!
     
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  3. Wendy C

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    Yay!! Good job Brodie & Sandy of course!! :)
     
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  4. Ann

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    Congratulations, Sandy and Brodie! That's quite an accomplishment for 8 months! Good for you!

    If the facility in Newtown is the same one I use, their trainer, Jane, is fabulous, and familiar with Shelties. She's seen nearly all of mine. I recommend them highly!
     
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  5. Sandy in CT

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    Yes, Jane was our trainer and I do love her! They do not train for therapy though :(. I think I am going to take her Rally course in the Fall and then possibly an agility class in the Fall but that is with a different trainer. The other facility is also in Newtown, The Exceptional Pet, and offers like a 'High School' class. I eventually want to do therapy dog training but have not found a facility in our area. :(
     
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  6. Calliesmom

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    Congrats- that is awesome:yes:
     
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  7. GlennR

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    Congratulations!
     
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  8. Sharon7

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    Really an accomplishment at eight months! Congrats to you and Brodie!
     
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  9. Chris

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    YAY!! Congratulations -- that's no easy achievement with a puppy!
     
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