This is what I wrote in on the Student and Dog Profile for Harley’s application to the Dog Owner’s Training Club of Maryland beginning obedience class. Do I sound like a wacky doggy mama?
Harley is an extremely bright dog and knows lots of tricks because he’s so much fun to train. Unfortunately he is not obedient, being too spoiled for his own good. His sit/stays are solid, his recalls are not. He walks well on a leash but doesn’t heel. He likes people once he knows them but he is hand shy and prefers not to be touched by strangers. He is dominant by nature but knows I am the boss, although he runs roughshod over my parents. He did well in the Petsmart class we just finished. I only put him in that to accustom him to other dogs while I waited for your classes to start this Fall. We can’t wait!
So, what do you think?