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I have an 11 month old BC puppy, who I re-homed from another family when she was 6 months old. She spent most of her first 6 months on farm properties and I feel like she had never really experienced all of the sights and sounds of a suburban area until she moved in with us. As a result, she was very reactive to strangers and other dogs at first (lunging and barking). We have taken her to obedience classes and we have been doing a lot of training with her. She is no longer reactive to strangers during the daytime and she is slowly getting more comfortable passing othe
So we went to the first class. Overall, great experience. He went from looking like a scared, stressed doggie to happy wags, tell me what to do next, doggie. Wowza. No, he wasn't perfect. Actually, when he saw a dog waiting to go in (at quite a distance) he squealed like a tortured piglet. He did shut-up when I went in (he was the 1st dog inside), and then keeping him busy, his mat (from home), training games (lots of treats) kept him out of 'melt-down', yay. At the very end, he did bark once or twice (single barks, not melt-down). About the class : Good stuff : *only 4 dogs,