We’re getting close to that time again!

Friday, August 26th, 2011 | Dogs, Indigo, Obedience Training, Ozzy, Random Stuff

Yup, we’re almost 3 years old! Which means there will be some give away. I just haven’t decided exactly what yet. Although I do have one thing already.

I’ve been thinking about the last year of blogging recently. It’s definitely become harder to keep up the pace, especially since I haven’t really been doing much in the way of dog events. I hate to say it, but there are a few things that have happened in the Swissy community since a little before we got Ozzy that have kind of put me off of being involved. So we’ve been hanging on our own, doing stuff with friends and not clubs. I’m not sure if that will change or not.

One of the great things that has happened in the last year (other than Ozzy in general) is finding an obedience school (Wiggles-n-Wags) that we can call home. I’ve taken Ozzy through 3 separate classes there, and Indy has 1 week left of her first class. It’s been difficult over the last several years trying to find a place that I was comfortable. Someplace that didn’t use methods I wasn’t comfy with (correction only), and with trainers that could actually teach me something. And it’s nice not to feel judged for my choices or my shy dog. It’s such a great thing for all of us.

So there you have it – my babblings for the day. Please check back next week for the announcement about our anniversary giveaway!

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6 Comments to We’re getting close to that time again!

Kelly Smith
August 29, 2011

It is SO hard to find a good trainer! Honestly our trainer right now is fabulous, and it was the happiest of accidents to find her. When we got Abby I made her first vet appointment at the wrong veterinarian’s office because it was on the same road as one I had driven down. But if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have found this trainer that worked out of that vet hospital. I think the trainer/student relationship is so hard to get right. Not only do they need to have a training method that you endorse, but they need to be able to teach you in a way that is supportive and encourages you. That is so awesome that you’ve found that!

Breanne and Bennet
August 30, 2011

I hear ya about the community, when we first got Bennet, I thought “next swissy, I will show!” but I’ve changed my mind on that one. Luckily, the things I’ve learned in the past year have made me feel even better about the extra expense and distance we went to get our boy. I just wish we were as lucky as you guys are to have swissy friends in the same area!

SwissyHugger
August 30, 2011

I will never say never – you know? I think I would show again, even another breed. I definitely want to get a working title (or more than one) on Indy, and obedience for Ozzy. And maybe working for Ozzy and obedience for Indy. I think finding a good obedience school has really helped me with my confidence levels. Now I know that I wasn’t doing things wrong before – maybe we just needed a few years longer to practice. :-)

Zapaters
August 31, 2011

I like your babblings.

ps – has anyone told you that the recaptchas are rather tricky

Breanne and Bennet
August 31, 2011

I think obedience is the way to go, we’ll go that way when Bennet starts remembering commands again (He WILL remember again…right?). I really really want to do canine good citizen, but we need to build some confidence, because Mr. B is easily spooked by EVERYTHING. I don’t know if showing is for me though, I don’t think I’d like to hear that my dog isn’t actually as beautiful and perfect as I think he is :)

Zapaters
September 2, 2011

Breanne – Your baby is perfect!

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