Aragorn doesn't like to do the "by me" command. He resisted in puppy class too. The instructor told me to call the assistant from puppy class and see if she could help, since she is also an animal behaviorist. I did and she is going to come to next week's class and work with he and I. In the meantime, she said not to work on it (the homework) because she doesn't want him to learn any bad behaviors or steps, that we would have to correct.
Arwen did great. In fact, the instructor asked why I was training Aragorn as a SD and not her, because she was the smarter of the 2. The assistant from puppy class made a similar statement. She says Aragorn is smart, but right now, he has what she calls the terrible 2s. I call it independent puppy brain that thinks the rules don't apply to him. His breeder describes it as "too good to need you and his 💩 doesn't stink," All are accurate descriptions of his brain right now.
My goals for the class include starting to train Aragorn to show in obedience, but it may be that Arwen will be the one that has what it takes to show. Time will tell.
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