Well, we just got back from obedience class # 2 and Sable did really well! Her tough points were "come close" (the heel position) and not jumping on people when they approached. She did come, sit, down, stay all very well though! I was so proud of her. She did get a little stubborn on the "come" part and stayed in the sit position, refusing to move forward, Peg, the trainer said, "That's a little bit of the poodle in her coming out." So we tried a "gentle tugging" of the lead as opposed to a constant pull, and it seemed to do the trick, no pun intended! I took my 10 year old daughter Brittany with me tonight to the class, she loved it! She adores dogs. Her favorite was a Collie, whose coat was soft as silk! Unfortunately for Brittany, she was very timid around kids... Oh well, I plan to bring her for the remaining classes, she loved it.
Well, DH said "NO MORE DOGS" So I will have to put my ODD on a shelf and revel in the fur babies I got! Which, come to think about it, is quite a lot, Praise God! However.....mark my words, one day......I WILL have a mini or medium RED DOODLE, golden-- or labra--, don't care, as long as he's got curls or waves of the most beautiful luscious RED!