A few weeks ago, Finn graduated from Obedience I! I didn't get to go to his classes much since they were at 5:00 PM, but Bryan said he did pretty well. The only thing he wasn't too good at was staying still and sitting when someone approached him and Bryan. He just gets too excited! He has been doing really well on his walks with Bryan, actually walking off his leash most of the time. It's still a lot of work, but it's nice to be able to mold a dog from the beginning.
Speaking of our more difficult dog, Charlie started a new class yesterday. It's called nosework, and it is his calling in life! His trainer kept telling us he should go to nosework because all he ever cares about is sniffing things. In our previous classes, other dogs play with toys and balls during our training for purposeful distraction. Charlie? All he wants to do is sniff! He doesn't care about anything else. So during yesterday's class, the point was for him to be able to sniff out treats in a box that was surrounded by other boxes that were empty. He did SO great! After a few times of learning what he was supposed to be doing, he sprinted right to the box faster than any of the other dogs had, even though our trainer had tried to trick him. Finally our sweet boy is good at something! ;)
|He's a blur!|
|This box was all the way at the back and he sprinted past all the others--he can't be fooled!|
|Active under contract---still ours so far!|
This Tuesday is our second anniversary. It's so crazy that we've been married for two years already. Time has flown by--but I suppose we've been busy!
|Dad and his boys|
|Finn is a happy boy!|
|This happens...a lot|
|Charlie looking very pensive|