Warm, yes warm, winter greetings to you this afternoon! Of what a beautiful day its been; the temp actually got up into the 40's and the snow if finally melting. I was able to take Hunter on a walk this morning and although there was still a lot of snow and ice on the roads & sidewalks, it was wonderful to be out. By the time we headed to obedience training, I was able to leave my coat in the car. It felt so good to be outside! I think even the dogs were excited. We had a great class today; Hunter only showed a little bit of distraction but overall did well. We worked on previous commands~sit stay, down stay, wait etc as well as incorporating Drop and wait until released. I was surprised that Hunter picked up the Drop as quickly as he did, with only hand signals and also when I put him in a Wait-and walked out to the end of the leash and tugged on it, he didn't budge. I thought for sure he'd fail that one. My boy did me proud. O.k. so one practice of all three dogs staying with the trainer while we hide, didn't go so well. He whined the entire time-which is a bummer because in order to pass the CGC test, he can't whine at all. The trainer had some suggestions about how to help this, that we will implement today through Saturday and see how if it helps by Saturday's class. All in all, it was a great class. Each time I consider not continuing on, I see how well he is progressing and maturing and then reconsider.
This afternoon has been good; the windows are open and I was able to get some writing done. Tomorrow our study starts again and I'm looking forward to it. I hope you have a blessed evening!
xxxooo,Noreen & Hunter