Today was Kosmo's graduation from advanced class!! I am so incredibly sad it's over - it's been such a long journey for us!! I was planning on doing Click-A-Trick where you learn how to perform a bunch of nonsense tricks but apparently it's going to be a class full of bernese mountain dogs, golden doodles, and labs.. Ugh.. One signed up from my class I am in now and he barks and pees everywhere. That's another thing I never got - how come there are dogs still marking all over the aisles and EVERYTHING when they are in advanced class?? Kosmo got "marked" on the other day..
I am so proud of my baby for what he's become!! I can't believe he's done finally with his classes. I still think we need to work on "come" a lot but he's done great. I am most proud of him for passing his therapy test and being a dog that I can invite guests over without having to feel the least bit embarassed. I was proud of him today when I took Faith out to an aisle and I put him in a sit stay - I was a LONG ways away and he stayed in his sit stay until I came back. That is love right there!@
I think now, in addition to our weekly therapy visits, we're going to look into agility and or rally. I am not sure what step to take next but I surely LOVE taking Kosmo to classes. It helps to keep him on top of his game. When I first took him to class - he sat under the chair for the entire first class almost - like 6 whole weeks.. You can still find him under there sometimes, but generally he's pretty good and not so much of a sissy boy.
This whole training experience has been totally worth it to me. I've seen Kosmo morph from a total sissy boy who has no confidence at ALL to a real cavalier who will do ANYTHING to please me.. although he's still sometimes a baby.
Graduation from puppy class was such hard work!! We learned so many different things!
Intermediate class was a lot easier than advanced - except for that "stupid" heel command!! I don't know why you humans would ever invent something like that anyways!
Advanced class kicked butt!! We played so many different games and got to learn stupid tricks that we will never use again! I learned finish, how to weave in and out of my mommy's legs and best of all I got to show off to 9 other dog owners the entire time!
Mommy couldn't get the hat on me because the store tossed all the old ones and apparently they don't think small dogs count! Oh well I look bootyful anyways, rrrright?!
ANd lastly, here I am with my sister. I've decided that sometimes she's really not that bad. Don't tell my mom you heard that from me though!