Friday, February 22, 2013

Practice Test Results

We got more snow!  Yes, it is true.  Just when the yard was getting some good mud spots we got more snow   And, it is supposed to snow 12" more through tomorrow.  We are excited but mom (even though she just started XC skiing) is not.

(The tall hand in front is mom's - I'm sure of it.)
You might know that last night was our CGC practice test.  There are 10 parts (exercises) to it and we MUST pass all 10 in order to get our CGC (Canine Good Citizen).  (If we do not pass next Thursday then we have to retake the class and then test again.)  Mom and Dad REALLY want us to pass the first time
I passed all but 2 exercises.  On #4 (see link above) I would have passed if my mom would have talked more to me and instead when I got distracted she pulled me over by the leash and that is NOT allowed.  Gee thanks Mom! Then on #7, when she called me, I was coming but I drifted over to sniff out a good smell when I was about 2 feet away from heeling and completing the exercise.  Oops, I forgot it was a test.  I mean - I was on my way . . . almost there even!  Anyway, if this happens next week mom said that is not good.
Stanley also passed all but 2 exercises.  On #4 when he was given the STOP command, he didn't stop on time.  Then on #5, Dad did the same leash yank to him that Mom did to me on #4.  So if we can get our pawrents to shape up, we just had 1 exercise that caused us a bit of trouble.  So close . . .

"Quite frankly, I'm getting tired of hearing them talk about it . . . blah . . .blah . . .blah."

"Me too Murph . . . I think I'm gonna take a nap."

"G'night Murph . . ."
"G'night Stan . . ."



Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Hey Doods... I(Agent 0087E) am home schooled and I admit that I have NOT measured up to EXPECTATIONS... butt that is just beclaws my Teacher/Mom BEtired from teaching and isn't GOOD at it any longer. Frankie went to PetSmart University and Stuffie Distributorship.. and HE did pass and has his CGC thingy PLUS he passed all the stuffs for CTD. He just goes ON AND ON AND ON about how SMART he is... so I can understand your saying Blah Blah Blah about all the talkin stuffs.
I know that you Doods (Agents 0087 M & S) can Pass that test like Flying Squirrels... IF your mom and dad do THEIR Pawts. YOU can DO IT.
PeeS... I got MY FOXY ROXY a D.L.. hehehe NOW we can all 4 rip around Blogville and have a BLAST... BaaaaWaaaah.

GOOSE said...

Hey boys I just know you will pass. To bad you have to be saddled and graded on what the parents do. Sheeesh don't they study? I will have my MOM have a talk with them on Sunday.

sprinkles said...

Soooooo close! Luckily it was only a practice test and not the real deal. I'm sure if you work with your pawrents just a little more, you can get them in line before you take the test.

scotsmad said...

Oh well, you nearly got there. SHE knows better than to even attempt any kind of training with us.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

We're good citizens, we just don't have the certificate to prove it.

harrispen said...

Hi boys! I'm sure with some more practice you will pass with flying colors. Maybe your buddy Bert and his Vickie can give you (or your parents) some tips. Good luck and keep practicing.


Dougall-the-Scottie said...

I didn't like school. I'm a drop out...

Molly The Wally said...

I never went to school but training peeps is really hard graft by the sounds of it. Oh gosh you are getting alot of snow. Have fun and stay warm and safe. Have a super Saturday.
Best wishes Molly

Ranger said...

Next time you'll ace that nasty old test. I've been going to school too….but I'm still in novice classes. My mom is a slow learner so it take her awhile to learn everything.

Cara n Crew said...

Murphy, we would have problems with #7 too ;) It's a good thing there isn't a KGC test...there'd be no hope for us :D We bet you and Stanley will do great come test day. Enjoy the mud and/or snow this weekend!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Madi and Mom said...

Murphy and this is just my opinion....but it appears to me you two need to make reservations for your peeps to go to training class. Sounds like you both know your stuff ....of course it is always the peeps fault!!
good luck to all 4 of you we are 200% certain you will all pass with flying colors.
BOO on snow that is an awful lot in last few weeks.
Hugs Madi your bfff

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Not much SNOW is here. MMMmmmm don't you worry. I can relate, it takes lots of practice and patience (on your mom's part). More TREATS!!! means Practice Practice Practice. Hope you guys are having a great SNOWy Saturday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Mason The Big Stinky Dog said...

Good luck next Thursday!!


The Cat From Hell said...

Practice make pawfect and yous guys is pawfect at the napping...
Now yous needs to practice the Canine Citizen stuff

Mollie said...

Good luck for next week :) I want some snow but I don't fink I would like to have it for too long.. Hope to get my car soon :) xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that CGC test can be quite tricky...Riley passed her first try, so I'm sure you guys can too! Tell your peeps to shape up! :)

Elyse and Riley