Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Doggie U

Last night, after 4 long months of group obedience classes, Sasha finally got her off-leash obedience diploma. I was such a proud doggie mom!

There is, of course, a caveat. Classes were starting to get really large. We got unlimited classes as part of our board-and-train deal, but I know not all who attended group classes had the same arrangement. I have a sneaking suspicion they wanted to graduate her to make room for more "paying" customers.

That being said, she did really well. It was only the fourth time we'd tested her off-leash, and the first two times she ran like a banshee partway through. This time I stood yards away from her while she lied down and stayed. Other dogs caused chaos. Horses penned nearby piqued her interest. And still she stayed.

Wish we'd done the same with the other dogs. I think Roscoe would have graduated very quickly.


BeckEye said...

Cool. My sister and I took her dog to obedience class and he didn't learn a thing. I still love him though. :)

chelene said...

Good for Sasha...can we get some video of her newly trained self?

justacoolcat said...

Congratulations Sasha! What a great feeling eh? Now it won't be long before she's better off the leash than on.

mur said...

Tell her 'Good Dog!' for me.

Slave to the dogs said...

Beckeye - the trick now is to get her to be consistently obedient OUTSIDE the classroom.

Chel - great idea! I'll try to capture her shaking her new rope toy, it's a riot.

Cat - see comment to Beckeye.

Mur - message delivered!

My apologies for the crickets in here....posts are in my head but can't seem to escape through my fingers into the keyboard.