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    Default First Puppy Pre-school Class

    We took Sally to her first puppy class tonight - talk about an overdose of cuteness, watching the puppies play with each other!!!

    It turns out Sally is quite submissive - she spent quite a lot of time hiding under chairs while other, smaller puppies strutted around confidently.

    There was another golden retriever there, just 1 week older than Sally, but seriously 3 times bigger!!! I can't imagine the same amount of puppy mischief, only in a much bigger package.

    Anyway she got given a pigs ear in the showbag we brought home, and by the looks of it she will be occupied for the next couple of days trying to devour it.

    Anyway sorry to ramble, but it was so much fun I just wanted to share
    Vanessa

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    Dora was scared in her first puppy class. SHe sat hiding under the chair and barking at puppies that walked past. But, her second class will be on Sunday, so fingers crossed she'll respond better.
    Sally sounds really cute though

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    I'm so glad you enjoyed your first class.

    It is a cuteness overload at a puppy class.

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    I so wish I got to take Lady to puppy school. She could have really done with the socialisation.
    It sounds like you are doing everything really well with Sally
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    lol my girl Bailey hid under chairs and everyone thought it was so cute that a "staffy" was hiding from little dogs. She was quite a bit smaller due to her being beind in growing etc. I had to use a chi harness on her for about the first 4 and a half months - it was all that would fit

    Anyway everyone said how cute it was...the vet nurse came up ...gave Bailey a pat, winked at me and said "if only they knew". lol. Yes if only they had known, Im sure they wouldn't have thought it cute then hehehe

    So glad your enjoying it ...your girl will learn to aswell...please continue to socialise her, it is the best thing for her...Trust me...I KNOW

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    Hi VanessaE

    Some dogs prefer to play with dogs they know, so yours might just be waiting to get to know the other puppies a bit better before she plays. And glad to see you get such good value out of a pigs ear. Frosty knocks those off in under 5 minutes these days.

    In her class, the "experienced" puppy was a "groodle" poodle x golden retriever and the poodle was looking like standard not small like the owner had been told. It was twice as heavy as Frosty with huge feet, and in previous classes had been quite bossy, but when confronted with enthusiatic Frosty and a Malamute puppy (also much bigger than Frosty), it hid under legs and under chairs. It took a couple of sessions to get over the shock and play but it did.

    Puppy school goes by so quick but Frosty gets good value out of the dog club pre-class socialization meet and greets and also our walks on the ovals every day (or beach when it's stinky hot).

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