First of all I just want to apologize for our absence lately.. it’s just a bit too much going on at once with a puppy/training, trying to get things sorted in the new house and I’m back to Uni with several papers and stuff going on (one draft and one essay is already handed in so far this term).
It was the second practical night at puppy school today and we had fun!
Gummi in his car crate waiting for permission to come out
And this was why – much more fun outside with the other puppies!
We started out with a little walking session around the parking lot to get the puppies more used to being around each other. Then we did some leash work. Gummi did pretty good!
The weather people were on our side, too – that rain in the distance arrived just as we were getting into our cars and going back home. We got some thunder, though, which I’m sure was beneficial for the puppies (having fun and training with thunder in the background must be helpful in avoiding thunder phobia).
Then we did some “doggie zen” training – all the little bowls have treats in them and the puppies are not allowed to take it until given permission. Gummi had done some of this already, so we skipped the first few basic steps.
Our treat bowl with a yummy piece of raw lamb heart.
Even with me distracted with the camera he didn’t try to take it without permission. He’s getting really good! He’s even better with permission to leave his crate – I can jump around and say other words and even his name and he won’t come out until I give the actual cue!