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Thread: Mojo's 1st Kindy Class.

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    Default Mojo's 1st Kindy Class.

    Well i thought i had him socialised pretty well until we went to puppy kindy the other night. A GSD about 12 weeks old was hypo as and really put Mojo of in a big way. There was a Boxer and the GSD play fighting, doing zoomies, greeting everyone else etc, etc.
    Where was Mojo ?

    Hiding under my seat !
    The GSD was only there to graduate so he wont be there anymore and i think that will make all the diffrence. He eventually came out and you could see he wanted to play but he just stood there barking at them. He did have a playfight with the boxer but spent the whole time on his back getting dominated. Thats OK, he was enjoying it. The vet lady running it assured me he will get better by the end of the classes. The whole night was really informative and interesting but did show me i have some way to go yet with the socialising side of things. I have taught him to sit which happened really quickly and surprised me he did it so well. He came home totally stuffed and after a quick feed he slept all night. We are looking forward to next week.
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    Awww cute.

    Both my dogs spent most of their puppy preschool classes under their chairs until the last lesson pretty much.

    I found it odd with Pippi as she is such a bolshy little lady. But turns out she doesnt like other dogs at all LOL

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    My boy Murphy would have been the one that wanted to be the dominate one in the class.
    I found these puppy classes so good for our pups to be with other pups but more so the other breed of pups.
    Murphy loved each session we went to and did stay as the stronger of all the pups there. We had mainly little lap dog types in ours classes apart from a Golden Retriever.
    We had one pup thatwas just like yours and by the end of the 3rd class he was out and playing with the other 2 his size.
    Murphy sort of scared a few of the small ones.

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    I am not a fan at all of puppy classes that allow dogs to run around like a free for all.

    Plenty of well socialised and well mannered dogs don't like 'hyper' in your face dogs, IMO the puppy instructor should have known the GSD was behaving in a poorly mannered way that could potentially have a detrimental effect on the other puppies in class as well as failing to teach the dogs about appropriate social interactions.

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    In our classes the only time they were off lead was in aother section closed to the other by a wire barricade.
    What we done was only let our dogs go as far as we seen fit.
    So with Murphy in this case he was only there for a couple of seconds when we seen him do the hedog trick he was bought back to us by pulling him back.
    So in ours it was never a free for all.
    Though I think our son said when he took his Shepard to these classes in Adelaide they were allowed to be free.

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    If a puppy is hiding under a chair because another puppy is being too full on and hyper, that is not appropriate interaction IMO and the puppy school teacher should know better (though very few of them actually do).

    I would never want a puppy to learn that they can greet every dog they see, or that other dogs are super valuable, or that appropriate social greetings involve running up to a dog and getting in their face.

    This kind of stuff can make a timid puppy worse, not better, and creates behaviourial problems down the track.

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    We also had a pup that done the same thing by hiding under the chair.
    This pup was much happier when it was bought out to do the sits and things like that.
    But by the 3dr class again it was starting to come out.
    And in the beginning and while we were all in the same area all pups remained on the lead.
    So interaction between the pups was controlled.
    And this pup was the loud mouth of the class. It was barking while it was in hiding.
    We had one pup that had become food agressive and we actually seen it snap at the little girl who love her little dog to bits.
    I am unsure if this was ever manage though. I hope it was as this was one little dog with a complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rid**** View Post
    We had one pup that had become food agressive and we actually seen it snap at the little girl who love her little dog to bits.
    I am unsure if this was ever manage though. I hope it was as this was one little dog with a complex.

    A dog doesn't know if a child "love it to bits" - the dog doesn't have a complex, resource guarding is very common even among litter mates. It is something that can get worse if it's not addressed properly. I hope the owners got the right advice on how to deal with it.

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    Can I ask you why you think this dog doesn't have a complex?

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    The class starts of with a 10 minute 'off leash' time and finishes with another 10. It gave the lady running it a good chance to see what each dog was like. The GSD is finished now. I'm sure next class will be a bit more productive for each individual dog and i can tell she has got her eye on Mojo as she dosnt want he to be 60kg of timid trouble. Mojo and the boxer are the big guys in the class now and i'm sure next week Mojo will be bigger again. The other 4 dogs are tiny breeds, one been a teacup thing.
    Last edited by Sean; 10-15-2011 at 05:46 PM.


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