Ollysmom Posted October 2, 2011 Report Share Posted October 2, 2011 I guess this is something I should be asking my instructor, and I have... but its getting really frustrating! This is regarding my 6 month old bc pup I have enrolled in obedience classes. So he does a wonderful job at home. Does all the "homework" assignments perfectly and we have fun, and I love training him. But in class.... A nightmare He only listens to the instructors aka the "new fun people." He'll do anything for a new person- treats or not. New person says down and he collapses to the floor for a pet. And if he's not paying attention to the instructors its the other dogs in the room. I could be running circles, jumping up and down, trying to be as exciting as possible in class and he will just not pay attention to me. It makes me look as if I haven't been practicing at home. I train for short and long intervals throughout the day, everyday. The instructor will see me having a hard time getting his attention and walk over, demonstrate with him (of course he does it immediately) hand him back and he's back to not paying attention. They tell me to show him the treats, say his name, make a click or kiss sound. I do. Not listening to me. They don't understand that these noises work for them because my dog will obey anyone new. I feel like they think I'm not cut out for a border collie. He just ignores me. He also has to wear a gentle leader in class because of his prey drive and his need to control other dogs during the recall session. Well he absolutely loathes this thing. As soon as its on its just pouting time and learning commands becomes not so much fun. Am I worrying too much? I think he can feel that I get anxious in class. Today when we came home, I waited a while and gave him another session. He wasn't as "into" it as he normally is so we cut it short. Have any of you had this problem before? Oh yeah. One more thing, the command he was actually doing in class for me was stay/down on command. Well they said he rolls too much. *heart sank when I heard that* Like he's laying on one of his hips and that I need to fix that so he can stand quicker. How do I fix that? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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