Hi All, Went to puppy training class today for the second time and throughly enjoyed it. Paddy, my bouvier pup, did very well this week and did ALL parts of the agility course (tunnels, jumps and even the dog walk (the long plank of wood that is about 5ft high with ramps at either end to get on and off...I think that's what it is called). But what I am wanting to tell you about is that this beautiful little pug puppy came in, with it's 2 female owners. I suspected that they had never been to a puppy training class before, as they had perfect hair and make-up, designer jeans and heels on!! The puppy was on a pink diamante lead with a neckerchief around it. So there we all are, running around with our puppies in the sand (the puppy training is held in a horse riding school), and as we begin to practice a down/stay, I hear the instructor say (rather aloofly) to these 2 girlies, "No. We train people here. It's then up to you to take away what you have learned and train your dog throughout the week." LOL I think they actually thought that a "puppy training class" means "hand over the puppy and someone will train it whilst you watch" LOL. They didn't bother getting their pup to try any of the agility in the breaks, and the finale was towards the end when we were practicing our recall. There we were, stood on one side of the ring in a line, and one by one we were instructed to run to the other side of the hall whilst the instructor held our puppy, and then get puppy to "come" and "sit". These 2 girlies walked off to the other side of the ring as if they were heading on a night out. Wiggled their bums, flicked their hair and giggled with eachother, and all at a snails pace. It was as if they could never picture needing to recall their dog - perhaps they will only take him to the park in a Louis Vitton handbag? The instructor started getting pissed off, and shouted, "You'll have to get more exciting than that girls; your dog isn't even watching you walk away". On that, the 2 girlies took a few more steps away, then turned around but seemed too embarrassed to recall their dog properly. A half hearted name call, a lousy "c'mon". Well their little pup walked forward 3 steps, and then decided better for it. He simply turned around and came back to us lot. So, if you're thinking of taking a puppy to a puppy training class anytime soon and you are a puppy training class virgin...here are some tips... Before you check your hair and make-up, check you have the following 1. Puppy, 2. Collar, 3. Leash, 4. Treats in a bag that you can clip to yourself somehow (hot dogs cut up and placed in a food bag safety pinned to your belt are VERY popular, but cut them about as thin as a slice of pepperoni so your dog eats each piece fast!), 5. Poop bags, 6. Water, 7. Comfortable shoes as you will be running alongside your puppy! For your first visit, don't forget the vaccination papers etc. Anyone else have any funny stories from dog training sessions?