This past Saturday Theo graduated from his puppy kindergarten class. Yay! Congrats to Theo! I would say that his last day of class displayed his mastery of sits, downs, walking loosely on the leash, and that sort of thing, but we didn't actually end up doing much obedience this class. The trainer called it "a lazy day" and we spent most of the hour just letting the puppies play. I will say that his last day of class he showed his vast improvement in playing with other puppies! He never ran and hid from the other dogs, and he spent a good portion of the time jumping on heads and gnawing on ears. The trainer even noted that he had come a long way and she thought he was ready for puppy elementary. I have to agree!
I've said in the past that I can't recommend obedience classes enough, and here's another reason. The trainer spent some time at the end of class to recommend some dog-friendly places to eat in the area. She said it was a beautiful day and we should sit outside with our pups and eat some lunch. Well that sounded like a wonderful idea to me, so I tried one of the places she recommended. This place had outside seating with lots of nice shade, and very friendly service. They even brought out a bowl of ice water for Theo! The food was delicious, and I ended up having a nice relaxing hour, reading my book and petting my dog in between bites of delicious food. I always like finding new places with good food (I eat out so much I tend to get tired of the places I know), so I'd say Saturday was a success!
For finishing his training Theo got a certificate of completion, a notice saying that we get $10 off the next obedience class, and a new leash!
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