Thursday, August 2, 2012

Our Graduates

Our Graduates

 They did it!
After a month of dragging Beans and Porkchop to obedience school, the class is over. And they passed all the tests. The hubby and I were a little worried that they wouldn’t pass since both pups have been acting a little crazy lately. Both are teething and have been gnawing on everything (I lost a pair of sandals) and Porkchop appears to be in the rough-housing stage and just wants to jump on Beans and play bite with us. Geez! Lucikly I have a clever husband who realized that if we reward them with better treats the better the chances of them listening to us in front of the instructor. So yes, we cheated a bit and switched out the plain Cherrios for tasty chicken. And it worked!
Out pets have mastered sitting, shake, coming when we call them, laying down and staying. Well, they understand the “stay” command but whether they choose to obey it is another story.
 We are very proud of our little graduates and are looking forward to the next step in their education: Intermediate Obedience School.
Congrats Porkchop and Beans!