Caleb got some new jewelry at his first obedience class. It is a pinch collar. I was a little surprised as I thought it was pretty severe looking but when I ran out to the car to grab my wallet look who walked like a good boy.
He did OK at class but I was clearly overwhelmed and frustrated. There were other dogs that were super off the hook. See I have a sneaky dog. He sits pretty during class but at home he has taken to peeing on my bed and taking a nice poop on Olivia's bed. The owner of the training school said he would have killed the dog. I feel at little better because I want to be a good dog mama but I wanted to kill him myself.
He refuses to lie down for me. No amount of chicken and force would do the trick. The teacher tells me Boxers are the worst dog to train to go down. Great! I am already at the end of my rope and I have a stubborn F'er.
At the end of class she points to me and the owner of a new yellow lab and tells us we need to give our dogs more exercise. To me specifically she asks how much exercise he gets-"and I don't mean outside in your back yard". So I answer not enough-today we walked 3-4 miles that is why he is this well behaved. She says- That is not enough. He needs to run. HUH? Like I can find just a bit more time in my day to run my freakin' dog now. Yeah I don't need to sleep so I might just get up at 6:30 and run. That will cover my running and his and I can go on with my day.