Friday, November 30, 2012

The Story of Crazy Ed

When we first brought Edison home, he was a bit...much.

As a 9-month-old puppy at 60 pounds, we knew he would need a lot of work, so we got started right away.  We put him in a training class and began socializing him as much as we could.

We took Edison to Mud Puppies to observe a social hour.  That was the moment we realized what a huge undertaking this dog was going to be.  He was like a wild beast on a string.  We could barely keep him under control.  Any time another dog looked at him, he would start to make crazy noises and prance around on his back legs.

After 2 or 3 visits of this, we would begin hearing “uh oh, here comes Crazy Ed” upon our enterance. 

But don’t worry...it’s always been out of love.

Update: The folks over at Love and a Six-Foot Leash are doing a holiday fundraiser for The Schrodi Fund - a scholarship fund to aid those with dogs with behavioral issues get the training they need.  We were so lucky to be able to get Ed the training he needed early on and avoid his behavioral issues becoming major problems.  If you're considering holiday giving, think about donating a few bucks their way - and be entered for some pretty fabulous prizes.

2 comments:

  1. He is lucky to have you working so much with him, he will be so great once the puppy energy is over. I adopted Miss M when she was 2 and her first training class was so bad...she was like a fish on a wire. We were those people. It only gets better!

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  2. Your boy at 9 months was bigger than ours are now at 4 years old.
    I always feel the need to tell on myself and admit my dogs have never had extensive formal training. Then I feel the need to congratulate people who started right away on being responsible!

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