Tonight was our first day back to school. There were lots of dogs in our class. I only met a few of them since there isn't as much social interaction in this class. And this time it isn't all puppies either! We are the Intermediate class. The focus is on learning with distance, distraction, and duration. Stanley was very attentive to our teacher, Miss Tonya.
|You can tell he was very focused.|
|This dog was across from us. He wasn't as friendly as the dogs we are used to.|
|This dog was next to us. I think his name was Charley. He was very friendly.|
|But the biggest surprise was what I noticed the second I walked into the class room . . .|
|Meet Murphy. Yup, another Murphy and it's a girl! She's very nice too! She is 4 years old.|
Tonight we worked on holding a stay (20 seconds) with 2 other dogs along side (duration & distraction). The other 2 dogs were smaller than me! We also worked on clicking with loose leash walking, more downs, shaking, waving, bowing, and spinning. Me and Stanley already know how to shake so we were ahead on that one. Our first day of class was great!
Pee Ess - If you recall, we told you that we lost our friend Big Murphy. Today there was an article in the newspaper about him. It is very obvious he was a special dog. I am proud that I look just like him, only smaller.