He is making progress in his commands, and knows almost all of them. But his manners need some work. I can attribute some of it to his age, the phase he is in, and his breed, but it can still get discouraging.
The golden in him is strong, and he is still pretty mouthy. It's his way of saying "I'm not listening to you, I do what I want." Oh that sassyness.
He has also recently started whining. Please tell me this is not going to last long!!! Dante comes to three classes with me per week, and is usually fantastic. He sleeps, or just lays there being pretty near perfect. But on Tuesday afternoon, he softly whined through an entire 1 1/2 hour class. And it has continued at home when he doesn't want to be "under" the table while I do school, or "wait" for a special toy.
Last night, my mom had him and got out a stuffed Kong, set it on the coffee table and asked him to "down." He went "down" but started whining. He whined for 30 minutes strait before he was quiet long enough to earn that toy. *Sigh*
I need to be honest, but I don't want to just sound complaining. This is the reason I do have him for more than 10 months. :-) And he really is a great dog. He is SO smart, loves to learn new thing, is extremely confidant, and is fantastic on all of his outings.
|Looking so obedient. . .or maybe I have kibble :-)|