When I first brought my rescue puppy Liberty to class, I felt that not only she was hopeless, but that I as the handler was not going to get anywhere either.
With the enduring patience of our trainers, a bright, most well behaved and gentle dog has emerged after these last eight months of training.
Liberty is able to focus at classes and both of us have a great deal of confidence in trying new things. We are especially fond of the Rally-O activities.
Now that we are on the road to a well behaved and well liked dog, we look forward to many more classes to expand, not only my dog’s training, but my own expectations as a pet owner who knows what to do in all kinds of situations.
Liberty is now a therapy dog and a certified READ dog. She listens patiently as kids read to her, always rewarding them with a kiss and paw on their backs. Right now she is working at two libraries and a school. Thanks to the advice given by AnimalSense, I now know how to help Liberty through any unsure moments so that she can relax and feel comfortable in her surroundings. We continue to take classes. It is fun not only for her, but for me as well.