Mirra starts puppy kindergarten next week! I go to the introductory meeting this Wednesday, then Mirra goes with me for the following 6 Wednesdays. We already went "school clothes" shopping and got a big girl collar and a new leash since I know they probably don't allow the retractable leashes.
Ok, not to sound like a dork, but I've never had to take my dogs to obedience classes. I've never had a problem and they've always learned the basics from me and were all well behaved. Mirra, on the other hand, is a stubborn little bully, as was Riley....but Mirra seems to be worse!
I've come to the conclusion that
A) All Bull Terriers are just plain stubborn
B) Jeff is not helping matters
C) ALL OF THE ABOVE!
What exactly should I expect here? I know they don't actually train the dog, they train the owner on how to work with the dog. Are we just going to learn basic stuff like sit, lay down, come, ect, or what?
Mirra knows "sit" but she refuses to lay down unless it's nap time and she's being a little brat about play biting and "come". I blame Jeff for it because he lets her get away with stuff that I don't allow. I've told him time and time again, when she's biting then IMMEDIATELY tell her NO. Don't let her chew on your fingers, wait a few minutes and tell her no. Consistency is key here! When you tell her "sit" or "come" then make her do it! Don't let her get away with it. She figures she doesn't have to listen to you because you don't really mean what you say!
She's got him wrapped around her paw and she knows it. It's gone so far as her humping him showing she's dominant over him.
He's disgusted with the whole thing, so I go through my above speech with him. It doesn't work, he doesn't listen!
Anyway, he can't go to this week's introductory meeting, but I'm dragging him to the next one for sure so he can talk to the trainer! If he doesn't listen to the trainer then I guess I'll keep Mirra away from him until I have her properly trained. What's the point of going through all of this if he doesn't follow through with what the trainer says!