But before the cheeseburgers, Mom hauled us off to Dog Training Class. Something about how Abby was relapsing, and how it would be good 'bonding time' and blah-blah-blah. All I heard was 'turkey hotdogs' - and that was good enough for me!
So off to doggie class we went (yes, both of us!), and discovered that we were the Only Ones There!
Abby immediately sucked up to Jessi while I checked out the new training area...
After deciding that the training area was acceptable, I decided to see if the treats were up to snuff.
Jessi then suggested to Mom that she try 'clicker training'. It sounded interesting, and, of course, there would be treats involved, so really, how bad could it be?
And it totally rocked! First, Abby was put in the car so I could get some one-on-one training time. The clicker-thingy got my attention...
Here I am, showing off what I learned for the day!
For those of you who get this via email, here's the link: http://youtu.be/xP0ldI6_Q_8
And if you are wondering what the point of learning to 'crawl' is, the short answer is that there is no point in crawling - but it stimulates my mentals and gets me to focus on what I'm doing. For the record, we're also learning useful things like going and lying down in a certain spot, barking (and not barking) on command, and stuff like that.
After that I was totally worn out, so I got to rest in the car while Abby did her thing. Abby didn't crawl, but she did lots of stuff like lying down and then getting into a 'sit' from lying down (this is not actually as easy as you think...) and lying on a dog bed when commanded to do so, and stuff like that.
We had over two hours of class time, and our mentals were TOTALLY FRIED by the time we were done.
But our day wasn't over! After leaving Petco, we went to the Magic Cheeseburger Window!!!! Mom came through for us!
|There it is! The Magic Cheeseburger Window!|
|Nom, nom, nom!|
|Don't worry Mom! I just want the cheeseburger and not your fingers!|
We ended the day with a little bitey-face.
And then we totally sacked out after our Big Day! Apparently this was part of Mom's plan... And now she's perusing her book of dog tricks... Hmmm....
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus