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    Talking First lesson success!!

    Well! i just got back from our first lesson! It was awesome!! I walked in there, and bella was like, 'holy crap!!' She had never seen so many dogs!! and neither had i. The range of breeds was amazing!! Shelties, collies, danes,dacshunds(?), weimeraners,chis,peis, poodles,even a dingo cross! There was a husky(omg, gorgeous),kelpies, Bull mastiffs(me thinks- big dogs, up to top of thigh?), heelers, and a huge Dane mongrel. The only sour note was that the kelpies were fighting. One had to be restrained in such a way tthat it had its front legs held and its collar was tight. one hand was around its muzzle, and it had to be removed. We learned heeling and turning. There was one girl, who kept scaring bells by growling'SIT!' at her dog, soon she ignored it. I was digusted at this girl, she was whacking her dog and stuff. It took all my strength to bite my tongue... But it was amazing! There was a beautiful tiny Boxer, looked just like my old girl Ruby... Makes me want to get a Boxer now!! There was a gorgeous black dane, and I met a lovely woman who had been showing dogs for over forty years. she helped me out a lot. It was a great night!

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    Sounds like you had lots of fun.

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    Hi Boxerini

    I dunno about biting tongue when I see a dog being treated badly at dog club. It's an evictable offence. So when I see it, I either confront the person doing it, or I talk to an instructor and ask them about it. We have one problem member with this, harsh corrections or abuse - and her problem is well known to the instructors. I don't know what they plan to do about it, maybe they think the dog is better off if it comes to class.

    Seriously unremitting dog beating cruetly - those people get asked to leave. Haven't seen much (any) of that. Viscious dogs are supposed to leave too but there's a couple that are fear aggressive and are fine as long as everyone else stays away, and we're all supposed to ask and get permission for approach - so those dogs get to stay. Not sure what happens with off lead - I guess she does off lead a long way from everybody else.

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    I'm glad you had such a great time. Maybe just quietly speak to the folks running the class about the horrible lady - they might keep more of an eye on her and save you from getting into a confrontation.

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    Excellent to hear you enjoyed yourself so much, now just ensure you continue EVERY week with class and just 5 mins per day going over what you learnt in class and you will have her whipped into shape in no time! Good on you!!!
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    Glad it went so well. I too would have a quiet word if the mistreatment happens again.

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    Great work!! Training is so much fun for dog and owner a like!! It will let you learn about other dog breeds as well!

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