We have a Great Pyrenees show quality dog who is gradually rising in AKC-sanctioned competitions. Although our breed group and Kennel Club can supply handling classes to train performance in the dog ring, we found that the early puppy classes at Green Acres were invaluable.
?Thanks to the training from Lois and Kate, our puppy was well-socialized and able to handle the interaction in tight spaces among other dogs and human handlers outside of the show ring. She conducts herself perfectly even in hotel corridors (highly recommend BringFido.com if you travel with your dog and need pet-friendly hotels). Even experienced canine handlers complement her behavior and manners.
Green Acres puppy training system has made it so much easier to take her to the next level of training specific to AKC showing. Most dogs are not going on the show circuit and we cannot think of a better way to prepare a family companion dog than the Green Acres puppy program. As we bring more puppies into our household, Green Acres will be the first call we make after the veterinarian.
I've noticed at handling classes how much your puppy training helps. She is already disciplined and there to work on show ring skills. Some of the other owners are still trying to train their pups in basics, which I think has to totally confuse the dog. KD is ready and attentive and then goes into action naturally when it's time to do things like the down-and-back for the judge. So Green Acres gave us a leg up
Vic and Cathy Berardelli, Mudgett Corner Pyres, ?Newburgh, Maine - 3/2-/17