Saturday, August 8, 2009


Well, Rascal went to his first obedience class on July 12th and yes, I'm just getting around to posting about it.

We got there at about 11:05 a.m. I ran inside with Rascal's health papers so Mrs. Barbara could check everything on it. She told me that everything was fine and so I went to go get him.

I brought him in from the truck where he was waiting with mom and took him in and right as I was closing the door, Rascal looked at the other dogs, then at me, and ran to the door as if to say "Hey, uh mom we're in the wrong place,
I 'm supposed to be at home".

Well, I didn't think that he would act like that, but soon everyone else helped him calm down.

We started with attention. I (as his mommy) give him a 5 out of 10. Which is funny because at home he's normally a 6 or 7 out of 10, but everything changes when your off places.

Anyways... We then worked on loose leash and sit/down waits/stays (which ever one your dog knows best).

Loose leash:
Well.... LOL.... it took Rascal a while to figure out what to do, but after that he did fine. I give him a 6 out of 10.

Sit waits:
He did great. 7 out of 10 for him.

Down waits:
Yippee! 9 out of 10. Rascal didn't move until right before I released him.

Next, we worked on Rally. Which is sooooo much fun.

I messed up on some of the signs (oops), but that was usual for someone who didn't know how to do it like Mrs. Barbara.

We did all this in two hours and Rascal and I had a lot of fun. This was Rascal's first time around an intact male (dog that hasn't been fixed) and Rascal rocked. That's my boy.

P.S. I read some in a magazine called Front & Finish . Visit the website here.

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