Star just graduated from her second obedience class. Not formal obedience, mind you--just the basics.
I made sure she started the second one immediately after finishing the first.
And now that this second one is over, I've already gotten her signed up for a new class starting in less than two weeks, which is a prep class for Pet Therapy (you know, dogs in nursing homes and schools and so forth).
She's also enrolled in an Agility Intro class that starts in June (exact starting date TBD).
There'll probably be some overlap of the Pet Therapy and Agility Intro classes. So I'm looking at two classes per week.
Is that excessive?
If she does well in either class, we'll pursue further education along those lines.
In all honesty, if someone in the area offered tracking classes at a reasonable rate, I would sign her up for those, too. Star loves to smell things. Everything. Constantly. Whether that's important for tracking or not, I don't know, but I'd be curious to find out. Unfortunately, the only tracking classes offered in the area are waaaay above what I'm willing to pay ($325 for 6 private lessons?!? I think not). So, that's off the table for now.