A few weeks ago I posted about how we were taking our puppy Emma to puppy class. It’s been a few short weeks, and tonight was graduation!
Emma’s been great all the way through class. She’s a champ at “sit” and “wait” and has a hilarious “down”, it’s like she dives at the floor – it cracks me up every time. “Stay” is hard for a wiggly little puppy like her. And “loose leash walking”, walking on a leash without pulling, is tough for us all. She’s the best in class at “leave it”, amazes me every time. We’ve had a great time in class, and I’m sad to see it end.
We plan on continuing her training. We’re taking a short break before starting the intermediate class. Emma has a few things going on in her life, she’s teething, and soon we’ll set up the appointment for her spay surgery. We also have a few things going on, with the holdiays coming up and my busy season at work imminent. But I do recommend the PetSmart trainer, Sarah, at the Apex location. She’s great. Emma loves her, we appreciate her knowledge and helpfulness. We’ve had a great time in class.
Emma has even made friends. She especially loves a labradoodle in the class. We joke that they’re “dating”. They like to go dancing.
And check out that huge puppy in the background. He’s an English Mastiff, six months old. He’s going to be in the intermediate class with us too. I can’t wait to see how big he gets. He’s such a sweetheart.