|Barked: Wed May 23, '12 6:20pm PST |
I need someone to sympathize with- every week in class I do stupid things that end up messing Bruno up. Like when I let the teeter hit him in the butt after he stepped off, and then he wouldn't do it again for the rest of class. Or when the instructor yells at me, "Get your hand out of your pocket!" or "Set him up closer!" or "Don't let him do that!" (When he ate the reward on the target plate without doing the obstacle right.)
Yesterday he even broke away from me after doing the dog walk and did zoomies around the arena and I made a fool of myself trying to catch him! (He isn't normally hyperactive at all, but I think he was getting frustrated and had to release it somehow.)
I'm not used to feeling like a dunce in any kind of class... always the star pupil at school, never had any trouble in basic dog obedience classes, etc... so it's a new feeling for me.
It really hammers home what the agility instructor said the first class, "Tell your dog: 'I love you and I'm sorry' because, trust me, EVERYONE messes up with their first agility dog!"
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