I was kind of bummed out when I heard that Momma signed me up for Saturday morning obedience school because Saturday is agilities day. I made her double extra totally mean it promise to take me to agilities during the week to make up for it no matter how tired or cranky she is after the workplace. She said yes, but time will tell. She is most unreliable in these matters.
But given that she had already given the school many dollars, my protestations fell on deaf ears and on Saturday morning I geared up for school.
It was a really pleasant surprise to find out that my buddy, Norwood, would be taking class with me! OK, this is looking a bit more interesting.
Uh oh, Tula was there too parading her muscle butt all about.
Hey! Don't worry. I would not dream of putting my snooter anywhere near your big white hiney.
We didn't get any photos of me in action. I guess because momma is kind of uncoordinated. Plus there was a lot of that staying stuff going on which I admit I have not been practicing.
I saw Norwood doing it. I don't know how he holds still like that. It was very impressive. He tried to coach me, but I just kept wanting to go over and discuss things with him directly.
Tula, being large and lazy, had no trouble with the down stay (I suspect that is her default position), so she put her mom through some doggie freestyle moves. That was quite entertaining. I was not quick enough to see what Tula was using for treats to motivate her mom.
I need to learn her secrets of human training. Maybe then I could get my lazy momma to actually move once in a while.
So we worked on walking and finishes and wait and stay (fail) and target practice. Not a bad class, but if I want to get a good grade I will certainly need to practice more.
After class was finished, that Tula started really sucking up to momma.
Then she rubbed her Tula-ness on. You should have seen Mango's eyes roll back in his head when he filled his snooter full of that!
Tula and Norwood posed with their moms for a nice family photo. Their moms are what you call twins which means there were two in the same litter.
Momma wanted to pose with me to prove that I was actually there, but I was much more interested in Norwood's mom.
I agreed to a dumb sit with attention photo, finally.
Norwood's mom was really nice. She gave me a carrot and everything. I am in love!
The best thing about school was that they kept referring to "big dogs" and they meant ME! What a nice change of pace not to be under the shadow of the Relentlessly Huge.