Jack & Maggie at School – Day 2
Thursday night was our 2nd day of ‘socialization class’. We missed last week because of momz work and the week before was July 4th, so we kind of forgot how much fun it was.
There was a ‘new kid’ in class this week – a youngish Labbie looking guy, who loved to bark! He barked and barked and barked. He barked so much the teacher put him in time-out. Uh-oh…
Just like last class, we did some playing first to burn off our extra energy and then got down to some lessons of down-stay, walking next to momz & dadz, and my favorite game, “leave it”. I don’t get to do the playtime yet because I “lack patience” (whatever that is) with those young whipper-snappers who like to jump on my face – crazy puppies. But Maggie went out and ran around on the playground. Being a former mom, I think she has more of that patience stuff. Sometimes she gets a little overwhelmed by all of the activity
and so she just goes and sits next to momz when that happens and she calms right down. Maybe next time, I’ll be able to run around the yard too, but I may have to box some ears to keep those kids in line.
Maggie and I are very much the seniors in the class and many of our classmates are younger pups still learning their commands. We know our commands, but we need to learn to get along with different dogs and different people so that’s why we are at the class. Sometimes it’s difficult because it’s very noisy and lots of commotion, which makes it hard for us adults to concentrate and be polite. But I guess that’s why I’m there!
Momz got a few pictures of us in class this time, but she spilled water on her camera so it stopped working for awhile and she could only use her cell phone. Momz is pretty clumsy sometimes.
Hope you enjoy our class photos. Next week teacher said it would be calmer…maybe that bark-a-dog isn’t going to be there. What I do know is I slept really good that night – school wears me out!
~ SlimDoggy Jack