Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Doggie Reform School Continues!
Here you see my little Gabey contemplating his new best friend, which is whatever dog is closest to him at obedience class. The blur in the foreground, that's my dog. He is always twitching in reform school.
We worked on stay, stay down, random heeling. But the most fun was the ball roll. We had to line up our dogs side to side sitting, on opposite long walls of the room. Instructors then rolled a tennis ball straight down the line, right in front of the dogs' noses. It was hilarious to watch the bigger dogs do the wave as the ball passed in front of them -- oh did they yearn to chase that ball! Gabey has never had the slightest interest in 'fetch' games so sitting still was a breeze for him. But the other dogs now! He is most highly interested in them and in love with them all.
"Can we stay here forever with all these wonderful friends??" You can see my camera reflected in Gabey's eyeball; what an artistic effect.
Lie-down insurance: rest your foot on your dog:
Next week I fully expect to crash and burn as we are going to have our dogs sit, then walk across the room away them and call them to come. Who do you think Gabey is going to visit, 23 charming canine sweethearts, or me?!