We had a wonderful outing. Ryder caught sight of a few squirrels – they are easier to see now that the leaves are off the trees. I chased a vole and saw a moose at the distance. The air, it smelled so good.
We were then off to Puppy II class. I knew we were going because I now know the routine. Alys gathers together clickers and treats and toys and the Puppy II manual. Then, on the drive there, she goes over what we’ll be doing in class with Pete. I got a little nervous after a bit because it appeared as though there was so much material to cover.
I needn’t have worried. Alys and Pete have been working with me, both in and outside. We first had a sit/stay contest – the goal was to see who could sit and stay the longest as the handler, in this case Pete, doled out the treats. I won, and for my efforts I was praised highly by Alys. Pete later said that Claudia may have been dubious about his giving out just six treats. Hey, Pete was on the mark. In addition to my other attributes, I can count.
My favorite time is usually recess. Today we played and our owners worked on recall. This was easy for me because there wasn’t all that much of interest to me going on. As usual, Mack the brindle bulldog and Hades the white bulldog wrestled some. I did play a bit with Bentley, the welsh corgi, and pushed open the gate a bit so that Hades could mix it up with the two very small dogs who were in the safe zone. But otherwise, playtime was uneventful.
After, Claudia talked some about leadership, and on the drive home, Alys and Pete went over her checklist. I was relieved in hearing that nothing much is going to change in my life. They agree that they are doing the right things by me.
Life here continues to be good. Alys said that tomorrow she’ll take Ryder and me up to the bench, that is if the weather holds. I hope this is so; I’m not ready to be a hearth dog; although, I must say I do at times enjoy sacking out by the woodstove.
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