For the last seven weeks, Pippi and I have spent an hour every Monday night doing the Canine Good Citizen class. It's obedience training beyond sitting and staying for a couple of seconds while I dangle a treat just out of reach. It involved ignoring another dog who was in her circle and being petted without jumping on and/or (who am I kidding? It's always and) licking the petter. All this has been done under the eye of a teacher who literally made Pippi pee her pants with fear. (OK, she doesn't have pants, but the peeing part is literal.) It's been a rough seven weeks.
|Look how bright her smile is! She's a good test-taker.|
Pippi didn't exactly sit straight, and she still kind of freaked out when the teacher came around (there was a teensy bit of peeing, but then another dog had diarrhea as he walked off the floor, so Pips' leakage looked quite mild by comparison), and I had to call her twice to come, but she came and she sat and she lay down and she walked and she passed!
|She's very excited. Can you tell she's excited?|
It's not funny. It's my bedtime.