Saturday, Feb.19, 2011 Our obedience class outing was held at the Sanford Mall, we practiced using elevators, stairs, and our under/downs at the food court. Patriot did fairly well most of the obedient exercise and then for whatever reason, he lost his focus.....Dr. Jekyll appeared! Patriot wanted no part of his leash or the exercises, he acted the same way when the area coordinator took control of his leash. I am making a concerted effort to watch what triggers this behavior. At fifteen weeks it could be his age, attention span, distractions, thirst (he was panting) or just plain tired and cranky and not wanting to take orders! How is it that a puppy can be soooooo good and also soooooo ornery?
Some of the family were in visiting for the weekend, it was their first time meeting Patriot, I think they were amazed how good he behaved. It was love at first sight between Patriot and our granddaughter Abby.
|Playing Hold & Give|
|Dr."G", his assistant & Patriot|
|Under/down at Crispers|