We started obedience classes last week! We will have them for 5 more weeks, so I will keep you updated!
SLCS-Yes, we have a boarder, and no it is not a mini! I will PM you a picture. She is a 2 year old Paso Fino filly. PF is a breed I have never cared for...and I have had plenty of exposure to them. They are VERY popular in SoFla due to the hispanic population down here. They are known to be tempermental, I don't care for their body type (small and thin) and I always turned up my nose, that riding a paso is not real "riding", you just sit there.
Well, I am IN LOVE with this filly. She is the sweetest thing ever. I am already attached and don't want her to go for training in a year or two. :(
And yes, I made it through the holidays and I hate to say it, but I am glad they are over! How was your Christmas/New Year? Hope it was great!
Featered and equestrian-As for the debate about rescued dogs, I would love to offer my 2 cents! I think some dogs just handle mistreatment/neglect better than others. Also, if someone found my 9 year old chihuahua somewhere, I can assure you, they would be 100% sure she was abused. She is terrified of everything. I have owned her since she was 9 weeks old and did obedience training with her as a pup, took her to dog parks, tried to socialize her, it is just her personality to be a "nervous Nellie!"
Snooki, my rescue, really does NOT have any baggage. I cannot consider her non exposure to farm animals as "baggage." She is such a happy, well adjusted dog in general. I am pretty sure her former owners took excellent care of her.
I do agree that when you rescue, you are not 100% sure of what you are getting. That's why I think going to a rescue organization is a good idea, because they really try to find the right fit for you and your family, the dog has been fostered and living in a home, etc. We pretty much gambled (and won, I'd say) by going to the Humane Society.
Anyway, thanks for all the input. Feathered-I appreciate the tip about not playing wrestling or tug of war games with her. We have been guilty of doing the tug of war game with her, but we will stop immediately because it makes sense.
This dog is VERY smart. I have no doubt she is very trainable, I just want to make sure I do it right!