When I got Conan, he was a scared four month old. He spent class time hiding behind me most weeks, nervousness of the other puppies and people. Last night was graduation: we let Conan off-leash and he approached people and dogs, allowing himself to be petted and loved on. No to mention, of course, the obedience he's learned in class.
YEA, you go Conan, I am very happy for you and him, that he is doing so very well. Just goes to show what love and understand will do for a pup.The picts of him in his graduation cap were wonderful, he looked so daper, getting to be a big boy. Thinks Erin.
Congratulations to you both!! It's wonderful to hear a poodle success story like Conan's. Good for you for working with kindness and determination to help him become a confident boy. Sounds like he was a stellar student, he sure has shining star of an owner. Cheers for the two of you!!
Thank you for the encouragement! My goal is to have him as a therapy partner so that we can begin work at the local children's hospital and nursing homes by his first birthday in June. His shyness has certainly been a tad bit of a setback, but I hope to have him CGC certified in a couple of weeks. From there, it's just a question of his confidence...