I forgot I was trying to keep track of dog progress here! Here are some updates.
I decided agility probably isn’t the best thing for her. Even after a full class, she was afraid of most of the obstacles, and the whole thing was stressing her out. We did complete the course, but she did not pass pre-agility. We took a recall class, so that has improved a whole bunch. I may toss her into a rally obedience class, provided I can fit it into my schedule.
We finished puppy confidence, canine good citizen, and distraction proofing, yahoo! He earned his CGC a few months ago, and he’s been doing really well. Pre-agility with him starts next weekend (the 16th). He still has problems in the house with Gambit, but they’re slowly getting better. He’s a rockstar at tricks and he’s become my demo dog… which leads me to:
After Loki’s CGC class, the instructor asked me to come on as a teaching assistant. I get paid in hours, which can be used to take more classes. (Free classes? Hell yeah!) I’m really enjoying teaching other people how to train their dogs, and it’s given Loki a chance to be a good boy in front of a lot of different dog+people teams.