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Chupete graduates! – Chupete se graduo!

Chupete graduated!! We are so proud of him! especially because this class was a huge challenge to his curious nature. For his beginner class he was the only dog enrolled, which was a huge help for him (and us) because it let our trainer focus on him and his puppy issues (he really needed attention, he was a little bit of a trouble puppy…hahaha). By the way, if you are thinking about enrolling your dog in any class (in Nashville) we recommend that you to sign up with our trainer. Her name is Kip Kirby and she trains at the PetSmart in Charlotte Ave. in West Nashville Shopping Center (next to Costco). She is incredible, very patient, loves dogs, and loves to teach you to teach your dogs.  Oh, and your dogs will love her! (Chupete does!)

Chupete se graduo!! Estamosm uy orgullos de el! Especialmente porque esta clase era un desafio muy grande para su naturaleza curiosa. En su clase de principiante el era el unico perro en la clase, lo que fue una ayuda tremenda para el (y nosotros) porque asi el entrenador podia poner toda su atencion en el y sus problemas de cachorro (en verdad necesitaba mucha atencion, era un nino problema…jajaja). A proposito, si estan pensando en inscriber a su perro en clases, nosotros recomendamos que tomen clases con nuestra entrenadora. Su nombre es Kip Kirby y trabaja en el PetSmart en Charlotte Avenue en el West Nashville Shopping Center (al lado de Costco). Ella es incredible, muy paciente, ama a los perros, y le encanta ensenarte como ensenar a tu perro.Y tu perro se enamorara de ella! (Como Chupete)


This time around, Chupete had a classmate named Scout and a family of 5 coming to work with her. Chupete had to learn to not pay attention to them and focus on us and our instructions (a huge deal for him). Also, every new command involved distractions like…the pink elephant (his kryptonite when it comes to completing any exercise correctly), squeaky toys, rawhide (irresistible) and car keys! We showed in a recent post that we have been working with him and Choripan so he could graduate with honors…and the work paid off! He was great in his final evaluation and even Choripan learned some commands! So here are some pictures of our highly educated dog and a couple of videos of his performance during his final evaluation.

Esta vez, Chupete tuvo una companera de clase llamada Scout y una familia de 5 que venia con Scout a aprender. Asi que Chupete tuvo que aprender a poner atencion a nosotros y nuestras instrucciones y no al otro perro y las otras personas (algo muy deificil para el). Ademas, todos los comandos nuevos tenian distracciones como el elefante Rosado (la criptonita de Chupete cuando tenia que hacer bien los ejercicios), juguetes chillones, huesos (irresistible para el), y llaves! Mostramos en un post hace unos dias, como estabamaos trabajando con el, y Choripan, para que se pudiese graduar con honores….y el trabajo dio resultado! Chupete hizo todo muy bien en su evaluacion final e incluso Choripan aprendio un par de commandos! Asi que aqui van unas cuantas fotos de nuestro perro academic y un par de videos de su evaluacion final.

Before finishing this post we would like to give a little advice to those dog owners that think their dogs will never learn, or for those that think it would be nice to have a good dog. Teach your dog with patience, enroll in classes and figure out what motivates your dog. Your dog will do anything for you if you provide the right reward (treats, belly rubs, frisbee, tennis balls, chicken, toys, cheese, peanut butter….you need to find what represents the ultimate reward for him/her) Obedience training is the best thing we could have done for Chupete, hands down! Better than any toy, food, treat, walking device, collar, etc. By no means is he a perfect dog; he still jumps on people, still misbehaves or disobeys, but I could not imagine how he would be right now if we didn’t trained him…god save us, our house, and our wallets! Now it’s a matter of staying consistent and teaching him how to become an example for his little brother and other fellow canines!

Antes de terminar este post, nos gustaria darle un consejos a aquellos amos que piensan que su perro nunca va a aprender, o aquellos que estan pensando que seria lindo tener un perro obediente. Ensenenle a su perro con paciencia, inscribanlo en clases de obediencia y aprendan a reconocer que motiva a tu perro. Tu perro hara lo que sea por ti si es que le ofreces el premio correcto (bocadillos, carinos, discos voladores, pelotas, pollo, juguetes, mantequilla de mani, queso…..tienen que descubrir cual es el premio que tu perro mas quiere) Entrenar a Chupete es lo major que pudimos haber hecho para el, sin duda! Mejor que cualquier tipo de comida, bocadillos, collar, etc. Claro que Chupete esta bien lejos de ser el perro perfecto, todavia salta en la gente, se porta mal, o no hace caso; pero no queremos imaginar lo que seria de el si no lo hubiesemos entrenado…que dios nos ayuda, a la casa, y nuestra billetera! Ahora es cosa de mantener la consistencia y ensenarle como convertirse en un ejemplo para su hermano menor y otros companeros perrunos!

10 thoughts on “Chupete graduates! – Chupete se graduo! Leave a comment

  1. Wow, the trainer’s left arm shows what she sacrifices to do this well! I admire you guys for going to the trouble to give Chupete a much better life than he’d have had running wild. The graduation cap is adorable.

  2. Congrats Chupete! Your girlfriend Roxie graduates from the beginner class next week 🙂 Where would we be without obedience training??? Yikes! For anyone who lives a bit further from town, I would highly recommend Tiffany at the Petsmart Thompson Lane store – she’s awesome!

  3. Congrats Chupete!! You are doing a fantastic job of training both dogs. It makes such a difference when they visit, or when we come over. They are really fun to be with, and behave when they need to.

  4. I love the person in the background of the 2nd video saying “Speak with authority!” Haha. Big congrats to Chupete, the handsomest graduate I know!

  5. muy bien chupetitooo!!! eres el perro mas inteligente del mundo jajajajaj que bkn espero conocerte muy prontitooooo

  6. Javier y Leslie creemos que Uds han tenido una gran paciencia en la educacion de Chupete, han sido responsables y metodicos. Por esto van a tener perros que les acompañen, los alegren y entretengan. Creo que para ambos, amos y perros tendran una muy linda relacion siempre. Disfruten a Chupete y Choripan.

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