At our last lesson every dog showed improvement in both behavior and obedience. Shy collie Lily was still shy but walked the gauntlet of other dogs more willingly. Maybe it was my imagination, but I thought her owner seemed more proud of her and more confident himself.
Jax, the dog with canine ADHD, revealed his innate intelligence by learning all 8 commands. His owner was so calm and loving. No doubt life at home had improved for them both now that Jax understood how to please her. Golden Glory was perfection on every command. Her intelligence and breeding really showed. She smiled for the entire hour.
|Toby was a blur of motion.|
Little Mikey was still nervous as ever. Without a doubt though his "stay" and "down" were more solid. Fluffy cotton ball Bonnie did well too. She still liked to yap about it though, like a teenager who complains about taking out the trash all the way to the curb.
Mr. Dean congratulated us all. He announced that he didn't believe in certificates. "When your dog is out for a walk or at PetSmart and behaves beautifully, that's your certificate. That is how everyone will know you've graduated from obedience class." We would soon have that kind of validation for Toby.
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