A New Beginning

My First Obedience Class

March 20th 2009 5:26 pm
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Mom said that today is the first day of Spring. It seemed a little cold to me. I still had to wear my jacket. Mom took me outside for my walk at 5 and at 6 she told me we were going out again. She put me in my jacket and told me to hop into the car. Mom drove me to the pet store where I get my favorite cookies. This was the first time that daddy wasn't with us. Mom took me to the back of the store where they have an enclosed area. She let me go in. Mom's friend (who is also learning to be a dog trainer) was there with a puppy. Mom let me off my leash so I could get comfortable. I played with the puppy. It wasn't long before more and more puppies came. I played well with them all. I was bigger than all the others and older too. I was very gentle with all of them and had fun. After a while, we had to get our leashes on again and a class started. I was a bit nervous and scared and didn't feel comfortable taking any treats from mom. I do very well at home. Mom is teaching me all kinds of things using a clicker. I know "leave it", "drop it", "down", "place", "focus" and "touch" commands. I also walk on a loose leash. I feel safe and comfortable at home. I didn't feel safe enough here. Mom was very understanding. I got to play with the puppies again before we left. Mom bought me a cookie. When we got home mom worked with me and the clicker. I did great! Mom said she will continue to work with me at home but I still have to go to the classes. She has to because it is part of her course requirement.

 
 

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