spoonie_queen wrote:Well back on track of the thread. We picked our pup up from Jan at Stonewall. She was there OCT 11th till today the 28th. I would say Jan is a nice lady but very business like. She doesn't give the same feel as Steve at Ornbaun Kennels. When we showed up she said:
Hey. Here is your homework. Here are the commands. I will go get her and $50 off for the formal training.
Tried to talk to her a bit to get her to talk and explain. Definitely think my expectations were higher than what they should have been. Thought there would be a show,tell, do, and review. But nothing.
Her only points were,
*she isn't bothered by the starter pistol firing next her.
*she got her on a 12 gauge up to about 25 yards
*she needs to swim with another dog that loves water to build her confidence
*She thinks that our pup grew while she was there
That was honestly about it. Other than that it was silent and she was writing down the commands. While she did that we were saying hi to our puppy.
Not sure how I feel about it all, but hey she watched our pup for 2 weeks.
I don't know, but when I shopped around everyone had said after you pick her up we will show you what we have been going over. I will show you how to properly do the homework and if I have time get a bird out for her.
That was diamond P. Hightest. Ornbaun kennels. Rocha Retrievers. And Olive Hill.
Anyway. Called Steve and going to see him tomorrow at 9am for a free intro, check out the kennel, and throw some live birds. He definitely wants to meet her and see where we are and what the next step is. Even though I know the next step is Obedience Obedience Obedience and fun bumpers. Lol
Thanks again all for following along and I will post up after tomorrow.
You won't go any where else after stopping with Steve. He will make sure you are pleased. He absolutely will walk you through every step of training. He'll take out dogs that are in different stages of training and show you what to expect.
He will also evaluate your dog and give you an honest evaluation and give you some realistic expectations. Please post your experience with Steve.