Wow. I underestimated him. He is smart.

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  1. TahlzK

    TahlzK New Member

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    My life is so revolved around Serenity, I seem to put Sunny to the side at times and I forget how good of a dog he is. Lately I've been trying really hard to work with them both, separately. I'm trying to do more things with Sunny.

    Anyway. They know there basic 'Sit, down, come' but I was working on it to make the commands more solid. They don't know heel and I have always wanted to teach a dog that, I've never had a dog that did that (I've only had one dog before these two).

    I was working with heel with Serenity. She did alright, it took her a little to understand what I wanted from her and she still screwed up a lot. Of course I expected this, I'm only just starting to teach heel.

    I thought I'd give up on Sunny after a few seconds of trying heel. I never liked training him as I get frustrated with him quite quickly. Well.. He had heel down after a short amount of time. He'd correct himself if he got out of place. By the end of it, he was walking nicely next to me no problem and this was after about 10 minutes of working on heel.

    I was amazed. Who knew Sunny, the dog who I thought was an idiot learnt heel before Serenity, who I see as the smarter one (I'm sure their smarter in their own way when it comes to certain things). Clearly shows Sunny is smarter then I thought and I'm looking forward to working with him more.

    It may not seem like a big deal to people but Sunny is now 5. I didn't like training him because he just annoyed me with the way he acted when we trained but training him more lately, I'm regretting not giving him a better chance earlier on.

    I am just super proud of him.
     
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    Upendi&Mina Mainstreme Elitist

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    Good job. :)
     
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    Thanks :)

    He's improving more and more with heel, he'll have it down in no time.
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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