our first training class
We completed our first training session with Milo last week. I thought he was a pretty good dog until we arrived at class. That's when the
It was now time to start. We start with puppy playtime so the dogs can mix it up and burn off a little nervous energy. Milo went off leash and wanted to mix it up with all the wee little dogs in his class. The only dog capable of handling Milo's playful taunts was Shade the service dog. And did I tell you that Shade is already well-behaved? Well, when Milo and Shade got into it they enjoyed each others company so much that they started to get really rowdy. So Shade's owner decided to call Shade off to settle down. It seemed so easy and effortless. Just call the dog by name and he'll come to you. Shade went when called. Milo? Milo seemed to have lost his hearing. So now I'm running after my cute fast dog trying to get him under control as he zooms around running over all the little dogs because he got so excited playing with Shade. Oh if you could only hear me. "Oops, sorry! Milo, Come! Hey, come! Milo!! Sorry!!" (as he runs over yet another little yorkiepoo with me chasing him!) Thankfully I had my much younger and faster son with me who I implored to get Milo while practically doubling over in exhaustion and embarrassment after chasing Milo around the room. That was just puppy playtime.
Ah, Milo is back on leash and now pulling, tugging and whining to get to the other dogs. Time to train! In orientation they told us to come with hungry dogs. So we did. We just didn't hear the part where they told us to bring our own treats! So as you can imagine we have a hungry, whining, pulling, hacking, coughing,
One down, five more to go. Pray for us! :)