Monday, September 29, 2008

First Day of Puppy Class

Today was Winnie's first puppy class. Ten dogs in the class, most were bigger than Winnie. Only two were smaller, a 10 week old American Pit Bull and a Pomeranian fluff ball smaller than most of the squeaky toys in our house.

I didn't quite know what to expect from Winnie when it came time to play freely with the others. I know I was more nervous than she was though. She was her usual self - sitting, watching most of the time. She wandered into the mix, though, and wasn't fearful at all. She didn't play like she does with Gromit, but actually none of the dogs really went nuts, it seemed more of a sniffing out period for everyone. Maybe next week hell will break loose, but it didn't tonight.

We went over Sit and Down, and she did GREAT! I was using pieces of a hot dog as her food reward and she responded well to it. We had never tried Down before this class, and she picked it up with no problem. A little practice and I think she'll have it down.

1 comment:

Delilah and Rocket said...

Puppy class was so much fun! We always got to play before and after.