Thanks, everyone for the Congrats and nice compliments on Cody. We think he is a good looking long legged guy also.
prairiefire, it is a fun class and Otto would of liked the hat with the feather stuck in it, It even fell to the floor for easy grabbing.
Browning, Cody isn't at the top of his class either, but he is learning and I think he is starting to enjoy the classes more with each lesson. He is even happy on the car ride to class, weird but he seems to know we are going to class.
everbell, our trainers actually like Cody and go out of their way to help us with him, his first class he barked straight for 20 minutes, they kept reassuring us it was ok, different trainers would come over and talk with Cody, give him treats and work one on one with him. We felt we needed to find trainers to help Cody to adjust to the big bad world as I call it. He was fine at home, inside or outside playing, but to go out to the store, or on a walk or even to the Vets, he would bark non stop like he was afraid of the world, heck, a simple car ride made him a nervous wreck. Rocky, we aren't trying to conform him, we just want to make things easier and more enjoyable for him (and us) and help him not be so neurotic, I didn't want to see him get aggressive. I wasn't sure how to help him myself and I read on here about finding a trainer to help you with your dog's problems, so that is what I did. We can see the difference in him already, not perfect but a much more relaxed and confident doggie, and after tonight's play date I am glad I did find him help. Cody had such a good time running and playing with his new friend and a month ago he would not have played he would of stood there barking at Emerson (Lab),and getting worked up. We had a great time and I will post some pictures once I download them. Lisa I wanted to say Thanks,on the great job of helping all the dogsin need, I read your rescue updates. Your are wonderful.
Barb, Cody's Mom