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What a neat website!

I'm a sahm of 2 boys (7 & 5yrs), a girl (almost 2) and my furchild, Nano (a 15mo old Merle Great Dane). We adopted Nano from a Dane/Mastiff rescue in Sept of last year. He's so calm around the kids and seems to just be itching to learn things. Our main challenge is leash training, I'm using a haltie when walking him right now. I homeschool our sons and am working on setting aside a special time of day for Nano's walk (that won't get pushed aside for the children's activities and where I can focus on just him).

I can't wait to look around and see what all he can learn! :)


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Thanks Stormi!

Thanks for the welcome! I've been working my way through reading/watching the lessons this morning (before my herd wakes up :msngrin: ) and have already learned alot.


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First of all, great pictures!!!

:cool2: Homeschooling rocks! I never went to school until age 16 when I was hired to teach an after-school program :yipi:

You can involve the kids in some of the training too. I used to not teach my dogs certain tricks so that my little brothers could figure it out. For example, once he understands how to gently move a paw (such as 'shake') let the kids teach him 'high 5' and 'wave'. Also, calm things like once he's down to go 'on your side', and 'put your head down'...



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Thanks Jillian!

Thank you for the welcome Jillian! It's so nice to meet a grown-up homeschooler who's doing so well! :msngrin: I can't wait to see what my guys decide to do with their lives someday (not anytime soon, I enjoy them being little!).

Thanks for the great ideas on involving the boys, I bet they would love that!