Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lets See.....

Puppy class last night!  Henry's friend CC and my friend Barbara were absent.  Henry was so disappointed ... until the selfish little fellow realized that he would get our trainer, Charlene, all to himself.  Since he would happily follow her into the dark (he still needs a nightlight at home) he was delighted.

We have our List of the Week.  Here is what we are going to do:
1.  Work on the "crawl" trick. This is really cute. 
2.  Work on meeting people (.... and behaving politely).  Still a challenge, but he is getting better when the "met" person appears unexcited. That rarely happens.  Dog people are happy to meet dogs.
3.  Work on stay when I leave sight.  I think this should be an easy one.  He does a long down and stay when I am in sight as long as there is a treat on the floor for after the release.
4.  Work on "collar".   That's when Henry comes and allows me to catch his collar.  Super handy for this guy since he loves to run away and make it into a game!
Personal challenge:  Work on down and stay from a distance.  We've been trying that sporadically  with really poor results.  We need to do this one for safety in case he gets away from me again on our busy street.

Now, my gift you all of you!  After two days of rain, rain, rain, Henry and I walked to the local Starbucks (to motivate the walk for me) and to the local pet store to buy a rain slicker for Henry.  As you all know, this guarantees that there will be absolutely no rain anywhere in Henry's world until he outgrows the jacket.  You are welcome!


  1. Henry is one adorable pup! I would love to feature him on www.PetBlogsUnited.com as a weekly featured blogger.

    If you're interested, drop me a line at PBU at comcast dot net.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  2. Okay. I have a complaint. It appears that Henry is rapidly becoming better trained than our own hounds. That simply does not seem right!!!

  3. Well, Henry is certainly much much better than Kinako the white lab when she was three years old!

    Kinako: Clumsy Police Dog in Training

    There was even a movie on Kinako!

    And she has her own blog, too, in Japanese!!

  4. I am on my way to visit Kinako! Sounds great!

  5. I am on my way to visit Kinako! Sounds great!

  6. He is totally stunning in his new rain slicker.

  7. Well of course, stunning. This was taken in the 1/4 second he was not trying to chew it off.