Our first brand new student goes by the name of RiRi, and she is a 4 month old Maltese. She is quite the feisty one and definitely loves to be around people. So far from what we’ve seen, she likes to be around dogs her size, and when she gets the chance, she’ll be non-stop running around and playing with them! RiRi is VERY motivated with treats and that makes it so much easier to train her. Very quick learner and from her 3rd visit, she was already able to do the stay command for 25 seconds! Truly impressive and with fantastic eye contact. We hope she starts to get more comfortable around bigger dogs so she can have more play time with everyone! We know she’ll do great at Puppy Kindergarten.
This little fellow goes by the name of Kabuki, and he is a 3 year old Pekingese. Kabuki is very sweet and loves to be praised! His owner stopped by Puppy Kindergarten with the concerns of his slight aggression towards other dogs, and his barking as well. He did seem to bark at every dog he saw when he was behind the fence, but once he walked in, a different story! Usually dogs will be a lot braver when they are behind a door, a fence, and pretty much when they aren’t in the same place as the other dog. Once they are face to face, they won’t bark and they’ll be a little bit scared. Just like when you take your dog(s) for a walk, and they bark at other dogs behind a gate or across the street. This goes towards people as well! If your dog happens to bark at people for no reason, bring them up to the person, OR ask the person to give them a treat. It helps out a lot with socialization. BUT, please make sure you don’t have the type of dog who bites people. If you are aware that they might possible bite someone, then we do not recommend that tip. We can’t stress it enough just how important socialization really is. For Kabuki’s case, he seemed to get used to the smaller breeds on the first day. As of now, he does not like bigger breeds, so slowly but surely we’ll train him to get used to being around any sized dog. He’s been doing fantastic from his 2 visits so far! He’s very responsive to commands and he also loves treats. We know he’ll be surprising us with big progress!