Monday, March 31, 2008
My Dr.Dog Lessons
Yesterday, I went for my third Dr. Dog lesson. I love going to school because I get to meet so many big and small furry friends. There are ten of us in the class, but I can only remember a few names, there is Baby the labrador, Howler the golden retriever, Bobe the beagle, Fifi the yorkshire terrier, Bermini the husky, Bibi the poodle and our instructor's very own awesome Dr. Dogs, Luca the schnauzer and Apollo the Shetland sheepdog. We are not allowed to take photos in class, but I will try to take some photos of my classmates next week. The Dr. Dog program uses positive reinforcement in the training so I get lots of treats and praises during that one and a half hour session. What can I ask for more?
I did not have to go for the first lesson as it was just for Dad and Mom, but they did come back with some homework for me. The first class was about recognizing my name, crate training and learning the hand signal for the "sit" command.
The second lesson was learning the "down" position, heeling and the "come" command.
For yesterday's lesson, I learned to stay in position with distraction and the "look" command. One of my homework for the week is to have my meals at 10 different outdoor locations. Last night, I had dinner at the garden in the rain and today, I had breakfast in front of the metro station. The purpose of this lesson is to concentrate on eating and avoid distractions. Mom said I did pretty well.
I need to practice what I have learned, three times a day and just 5 minutes each time. I am certainly looking forward to next week's class and another car ride!
Breakfast at Metro
My handsome classmate, 7 month old, Howler
I love car rides!