Practicing My Drills
- Walking loosely on a leash, following the leader (Dad or Mum)
- Watch (look at mum or dad straight in the eyes for 1-3 secs)
- Free (I can do whatever I want now)
- Come (go in the direction of where mum or dad is)
- Sit (plonk my stinky butt on the floor)
- Down (plonk all my 4 limbs on the floor, elbows touching the floor)
- Climb (climb up to the raised level whatever it is - I hate the climb most of all)
- Stand (stand up and stand still)
- Go Sleep (go into my crate and chill)
At home, mum has been adding a few more commands for me to learn,
- Hey (cut it out now)
- Wait (don't do anything yet)
- Off (don't put my dirty paws on anything, such as the coffee table, or human body parts)
- Stay (don't move)
After 4 weeks being with my mum and dad, and being only 3 months old, I think I have achieved quite a lot. I'm not the best yet, and I've still got heaps to learn, but one step at a time. Mum thinks I still need to practice to build up my "reliability".
Here is a pic of me practicing my drills (look at my sad face)
After training, I take a nap at my favorite place in the house - at the front door. A puppy can never have too much sleep. I found out that mum has been increasing the number of times we've been training everyday, and also increasing the duration of our training sessions. I try to sleep as much as I can so that I don't have to do the much dreaded climb. At my training sessions, my trainer Michael tells me to do the climb, I hate it so much, I scream and I cry, but no one saves me, I still have to do it.
I overheard them say that this Saturday, I begin real obedience classes with other dogs of all ages and sizes. I'm EXCITED! There are 6 levels and I've been so good, I can jump straight to level 3. I wonder what they'll be teaching me....