Jack & Maggie at School – Day 2

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Jack & Maggie anxious to get to school!

Jack & Maggie anxious to get to school!

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

Maggie & Steve sit in the front - teacher's pets.

Maggie & Steve sit in the front – teacher’s pets.

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

Here's me, SlimDoggy Jack being a model student.

Here’s me, SlimDoggy Jack being a model student.

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  1. The class can be boring but it is important to be “social” with other dogs (but not too social). There are times you need to assess it. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
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  2. Love that you guys took a class. Our dogs are fully trained, perfect dogs, which means they really could use a brush up course, plus it would be so much fun for them. You’ve inspired me to enroll our dogs in a class locally. Thanks and thanks for sharing. Love this!
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  3. I’m jealous. If only there were classes like this near me. Know all three of my dogs would benefit immensely! They’re great on obedience, but the socialization would be wonderful!
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  4. I’m sure it’s tough being the oldest kids in class, Jack, but it sounds like you and Maggie are coming along well. Hopefully you’ll learn some of that patience stuff with those young whipper-snappers!
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  5. Good job in class. Hope the camera is working again. The cell pictures are very nice.
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  6. Hope we can find a class like this once we are done with Rita’s private training sessions. I think it would be great for her!
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