Hi, everyone! So I want to start taking classes with Laszlo, my 11 month old mini. He's super smart and I feel like the (few) issues I have with his behavior would evaporate if we did more structured activities and if his mind were more stimulated. We did puppy obedience and he has a very reliable sit, a fairly reliable down and recall(~85%), and good sit- and down-stay as long as I am paying attention to him (he does over a minute for each). He walks well on the leash as well. Currently, I'm teaching him the names of his toys (eg, "Fetch Happy Moppy!"), "drop it" (he already knows "give"), the "go to your bed" command, and how to catch a variety of soft toys and squishy balls.
I'm interested in doing one or more of the following, and I'm interested in which I should start with and where I should do it. I don't know what he has the skills for, because every school just says which of THEIR courses you should have done.
- Intermediate pet obedience
- Foundations of competitition obedience
I'm looking at Barking Hills in Lebanon, Top Dog in Flanders and Kellars Canine Academy. I live in Hudson County, by the way. Thanks for any help you can offer! I'd love to hear your experiences at these or other schools!