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Bogie started on May 1st CGC classes here in Mitchell. He is really doing better than we thought in the class of 20 dogs ranging from a tiny mini Dachshund to a huge English Mastiff. When heeling he stays in position but has his nose glued to the floor sniffing all those lovely doggie smells. The instructors want his head up and suggested putting a smear of Vicks Vapo Rub under his nose to confuse his sense of smell. Has anyone ever taken these class or heard of the Vicks idea? Just wondered how other Basset owners handled this. When I called to enroll Bogie the instructor said that Bassets could be a real challenge.

Bogie sniffing while heeling.

Hey! See I've got this "Watch" thing down.

Aroooos from Bogie!
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Thanks for all the great tips. Bogie did much better last night, and Betsy's idea of getting the collar right under his ears helped getting his head up. We are not doing the Vicks idea, by the way. We still have to work on the down (lying down). He doesn't like doing this, but will do it at Basset speed. Otherwise the heeling, sitting, walking quietly with other dogs, staying in sit and down positions, and "watch" are really going well. We were so proud of him last night. Now to get the "recall" after a stay and "finish" up to speed for next week. Practice, practice, and more practice. Hopefully we will get more pictures next time.


I do a great sit!!


I even walk quietly by other dogs now.

Aroooos from Bogie!!
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Mikey T: Thanks for the great sites. Great information. We are really working on the "down", which he doesn't like to do and the after stay "recall", "sit front", and "finish". He's listening a lot better now, and watches me and pays more attention. I really appreciate the help from everyone.

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