Bringing Home Puppy

A New Class
August 11, 2009, 2:11 pm
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We decided to sign Timmy up for a new obedience class at a new school.  We have heard great things about this school from other dog owners, and given that its located quite close to our house, we thought we would give them a try! 

 In his previous class, Timmy seemed to be quite far ahead of the pack.  We are hoping that this class is a bit more challenging for him, and maybe even a bit more fun!  We have heard that the teacher is tough on both dogs, and humans.  Training is also more praised-based, and less treat based.  Since Tim’s motivation in life is to eat, eat, eat, we shall see how it goes!

Updates tomorrow…


July 26, 2009, 12:13 pm
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We are pleased to announce that our little Timmy is the newest graduate of Jr. Kinderpuppy!

He passed his exam with flying colours, and he will be off to highschool in a few weeks.

Way to go Tim!

The Second Class
June 18, 2009, 10:31 am
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So we had our second puppy class last night.  This time the focus was on name recognition, getting their attention when they’re playing, and socialization.  It was quite fun.  Tim was his usual hotdog-motivated self, and paid constant attention to Mike and I.  He sailed through the skateboard and umbrella-opening scenarios, and even ignored a noisy cart (which he never does on the street).  So it was great!  He and Lilly the yorkie-mix also had a great time biting each others faces and pulling ears. 

On the way home Tim even rode the subway for the first time!  I thought for sure the squealing sound of the train would frighten him, but he was totally cool!  Altogether it was a great night!