Monday, March 30, 2009

Meetup fun

Yesterday Star and I went to a Love-A-Bull meetup downtown.

There were quite a lot of other dogs there, some friendly, some not so much. It was all good, though. One of Star's problems is that she loves to rush up to any dog that she sees. After a few encounters with less-friendly dogs, Star slowed down quite a bit.

As our group took a walk through downtown, Star pulled on the leash like crazy. All loose-leash training had evaporated. This is another thing I'm going to have to work on: loose-leash while walking with others.

This was helpful socialization and a good opportunity to train for the CGC. We're having a mock CGC next weekend and this will help me pinpoint where Star needs the most work.

4 comments:

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

What a fun idea! "Love-A-Bull" cute!

Gus is great when he's with us, but when we get around others, it's like he forgets everything. Cesar Millan says that you need to practice things in 3 places. Guess we need to do that!

daisydog said...

Cool. I start a CGC class this week. I am really excited about it too. I currently use a gentle leader on Daisy and hope this class will wean us off it among other things. Daisy is hot and cold with dogs, some she loves others she doesn't. I just keep her in a sit unless I am sure. It mistifys me why she is so selective.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Sounds like fun! We always enjoy the vizsla meetups, although we don't go to them all that often.

happypitbull said...

@Daisy's mom-- Selectivity is a common and normal trait. Just like we humans don't get along with everyone we meet. You're doing the correct thing by having Daisy sit and pay attention to you until you can assess the situation. I wish I could get Star to do that!