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Friday February 13, 2004
01:32 PM

Flunking kindergarten

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I mentioned here a while ago about adopting our dog from the animal shelter. They guessed her age from her teeth since she was a stray, but based on that, we figured she turned six months old last month. So I signed her up for an obedience class from our city's rec department. She's very affectionate and gets along great with people, but doesn't behave well around other dogs. I thought the class was a great opportunity to socialize her.

Yesterday, after getting yet another blister on my hand from her pulling on the leash, I decided there's no point in continuing right now: she's just not "getting it". She's a smart dog, but she keeps backsliding. I figured I'll try again in a few months, and keep working with her at home in the meantime.

My wife says this is the first time she's heard of anyone flunking out of kindergarten....

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  • Get a 'pinch' collar.
    We use them on our dogs for obedience training, and taking them for walks.
    They work well, and they don't hurt the dogs.

    And they certainly do get their attention!