Thursday, March 8, 2007

Progress Report #1

Last night was my first ever obedience class - and man, did I need it! I have to admit, I was a little nervous.

There are three other dogs in this class, besides me. A 6 year old Lab/Pitt mix named Max. He was huge, but gentle and seemed to like me much better than the other younger pups. Max's mom seems really sweet...she pet me a bunch of times, which made me very happy! Max was a very good student, he sat quietly and gave good eye contact and got a whole lotta treats. Henry is a 6 month old Boston Terrier. Henry mounted me about 50 million times. I think he wants me to be his boyfriend, but I don't swing that way...I like the ladies! Henry was a little bit bigger than me, but I managed to bring him down a few pegs. He also didn't have a tail, which made me woof with laughter. A puppy Cocker Spaniel was supposed to join us, but he never showed up. He was probably frightened, like I was.

I have to admit, I had a hard time. The instructor didn't allow any of the pups to meet until the end of class! So - the whole time I was a wiggly worm, trying to get away from my mama, just for the chance to sniff one of those hienies and make some friends! My mama kept me in a headlock for most of the class, and has some war wounds on her neck to prove it. The instructor told her that she needs to practice the whole headlock thing before the next class - I hope she practices on my pop.

I did do mighty well with the first excersize...looking into mama's eyes when she says "look." So easy!!!!! And, I got a treat every single time!
I need a rest after all that strenuous activity!

6 comments:

Abby K-9 said...

I'm glad you liked the first obedience class.

I'm a little confused, though.

What's the whole "headlock" business about?

And why was another dog allowed to hump your dog in class / after class / at any point, really? Humping is a sign of dominance - it should've been broken up by the owners or the trainer right away and not allowed to continue at all.

Bella the Boxer said...

Wow, look at those choppers! You're definitely invited to join the snaggletooth club. I've put a link to your blog on my blog so everyone can see how handsome your smile is!

xoxo - Bella

Suki said...

Hey Sparky!
I have puppy class, too. I learned a command similar to your "look" but my mommy says "watch me". I totally know to sit and stare at her to get treats and I'm sure you will too!

You are a very cute puggle :)
Puggy kisses xoxo
Suki

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey Sparky,

Welcome to www.dogswithblogs.com.au - it is great to meet you and I am sure you will make lots of new friends here :-)

Love
Opy

PiratesGrrl said...

Hi!
We just found you through Dogs with Blogs and wanted to say hello! You're a real cutie!

The Brat Pack

daionara said...

Hang in there Sparky. She'll have you wanting to obey her in no time! It's better if you listen to her, not listening can lead to no fun.