Since my last post regarding the Agressive Beanster, I have been looking for Pro help, so far I have only found "classes"....and they aren't too keen on the idea of an aggressive participant. SOOOO I'm looking into individual counseling
I have a couple good leads, just need to get scheduling together, and one is at the Boarding kennel Bean stayed at B4...probably my best bet.
MEANTIME...I 've come to the conclusion that Bean isn't as well behaved as I thought...
During our walks, she heels...but seemingly under duress !! Like she knows it's just until we get to the next area where she's allowed to have her own way...There is never any deviation in our route....she's "street wise" that way.......SO the last two days, We've upset the apple cart, so to speak !
I've gone back to step one......DISCIPLINE.....the first day ...she'd look at me like ...as I led her through the BASICS again
Heeling/ sitting upon a stop....sitting straight on a stop...left turns/ right turns...you get the idea
different paces all that basic dog 101 stuff...that I had let slide. Today we went a total new route training as well as play time, and I really think we BOTH felt more confident when we were done. Discipline equals confidence to me...not to mention all the praise and hugs when we did really good...Bean was really acting JAZZED...Hopefully this will be an asset when we get our PRO help !
We had a special treat today....we were about 20 minutes from home and heard sirens...so she began her "howling gig"....and I stopped and we got our HOWL on together...Who cares is the passing cars thought we were crazy...I can howl almost as good as Bean