Do you notice anything out of place in this picture?
How about now?
That’s right...that is Edison in the rink at Mud Puppies during "Yappy Hour.”
The group last Thursday was small in size and number – 3 smaller females – and super laid back! After a few minutes, seeing how the the group was not the overly playful type, we decided to bring Ed in and see how he did.
A huge thank you to Madigan & Callie (and of course their owners!!) for being so cool about Edison’s presence. Everyone worked with us to give Edison a calm and positive experience in close quarters with off-leash dogs.
Granted, he’s a long way from being allowed off-lead himself, but we’ve made a re-focused effort on getting him in control while off-lead around other dogs.
We’ll be starting an intro to agility class in a few weeks (all on-lead!), but the instructor thinks that Edison could become pretty good. We have a local facility that does full-scale agility and we’d love to make it a hobby for Ed & us.
Until then, we’ll keep working with Ed to get him to that point. This is a good start!
|A very happy Edison|
While Ed's not aggresive by any means, he does get way too excited and to a state that is practically uncontrollable.
Does anyone have any tips for working to get a dog comfortable around others off-lead?