Friday, March 4, 2011

Puppy Training

We've enlisted ourselves in yet another set of puppy training classes.  We realized early on, that Sawyer's Mom & Dad were in desperate need of training, thus our 2nd attempt at Grade 1 at McCann Professional Dog Trainers.   This time around, hubby is the trainer while I act as the cheerleader/photographer/observer.

Sawyer is very obedient in class, in fact, on several occasions the instructor  had to encourage him to wake up.  Perhaps he feels he's beyond training, bored, or simply tired.  Other than that, he's a good trooper.  Thankfully the school encourages the use of treats as a training tool, and Sawyer is DEFINITELY food driven.

I've relished the role of observer as it allows me the time to admire all the cute puppies and their antics. Sawyer's class of 15 dogs includes several Labs, Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, a Hound, a German Shepherd and Poodle mixes.   Sadly, canine interaction during the class is not permitted, understandably so; however, for just one minute, wouldn't it be fun to let the dogs go off-leash?   I can see the chaos right now ....

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