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Discussion in 'Obedience' started by ghggp, Jun 4, 2019.

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  1. KarenCurtis

    KarenCurtis Premium Member

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    ADORABLE LIAM!!!
     
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  2. ghggp

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    Well, I am happy to report I FINALLY found a nose work class! The bad news is I just found the place and they already started the first class. I have a call in and hopefully, they can fit me in. Also, I found another training facility that comes highly recommended by a few friends of mine. The limit classes to only 6 dogs. It starts in July. Fingers crossed these are the right fit for Liam!
     
  3. Sharon7

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    YAY!!! So glad to hear both items of good news. Fingers crossed you can get into the Nosework class. It is so much fun, I think you will both love it and it will build his confidence and your bond.
     
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  4. Sandy in CT

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    YEAH!!!! I hope they let you in!
     
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  5. Calliesmom

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    so glad that you found some other places:yes:
     
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  6. ghggp

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    Well, got two calls from the facility... each person said, we don't do the Monday class...
    They will forward my message to the trainer who does...

    Fingers crossed...:fl
     
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  7. Piper's mom

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    Excellent news Gloria! So happy on both counts! I'm thinking of doing nose work with Piper after he's done with obedience. Looks like fun and something you can easily practice at home.
     
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    i hope this works out for you! i have been watching nosework with interest, everyone here is flocking to it! Obedience and agility dogs, retired dogs, conformation - they all seem to be having a blast!

    Especially popular is that it does not take cumbersome equipment, can be practiced anywhere!

    Maybe someday I'll jump on that bandwagon too!

    As for your bad experience, isn't it ironic that the dogs that need classes the most, are the least appropriate dogs to bring to class! I always recommend private lessons for dogs out of control, before putting them in a group setting. The dog training center should have refunded your money!
     
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  9. ghggp

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    "As for your bad experience, isn't it ironic that the dogs that need classes the most, are the least appropriate dogs to bring to class! I always recommend private lessons for dogs out of control, before putting them in a group setting. The dog training center should have refunded your money!"

    I really do not understand why they are allowed in the class. I am going to write a letter to the facility and voice my concern and hopefully, they will do the right thing and give me a refund!

    OMG... I have had several emails from the lady who teaches the Nose work class I will be attending tomorrow.

    I told her that he gets so scared that he will not take food in class...
    Her response "If for some reason he's not able to take treats tomorrow, maybe you can bring him to classes just at first to observe and get used to the building. We'll play it by ear to see how he does. I can give you work to do at home where he's more calm to get him introduced to nosework and maybe the fun and enjoyment of finding treats will help him.........I can bring a few homemade treats made of sardines/eggs/graham crackers as well as cheese and salami too. If any of these seem like they will give him upset tummy, just let me know."

    REALLY!!! OMG I am so IMPRESSED! She had shelties growing up and said she totally understands their sometimes shy nature...
    Stay tuned....
     
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  10. trini

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    Gloria, it sounds like you have found the perfect match! Good for you for standing up for Liam...he is lucky to have such a devoted Mom.
    Trini
     
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