Me & my human, Hsin-Yi, really like the classes there because we get to try out fun training stuff but without people taking it so seriously and being so competitive like in dog obedience clubs. Hsin-Yi doesn’t really care about getting ribbons or letters after my name (although it’s nice when we do! ) - she just wants to do something fun together where we can work as a team and the most important thing to her is that I’m happy and enjoying myself, even if I’m not doing it perfectly!
Anyway, here are the highlights so you can see all the new things I’ve been learning and what I’ve been up to every Monday night…I’ve been a busy girl!
* Hsin-Yi is really proud of my Left-Pivot-Into-Heel Position - this is a new thing I have learnt to do – I only started learning it last year and it’s taken me months to master it – it’s a very hard step for a big, long doggie like me, especially as Hsin-Yi didn’t start teaching me “rear-end awareness” until I was about 5yrs old..just goes to show “old dogs can learn new tricks”! Anyway, I did it! You can see it in the video…Oh, and we also did some doggie dancing too! We each had to prepare a short routine to show everyone at the last class – me and Hsin-Yi performed our new routine, to ‘Sway’ by the Pussycat Dolls.
I’ve also learnt a couple of really cool new tricks – like bringing my human tissues when she asks for them and carrying a handbag (yes, a handbag! Hee! Hee!) – but I thought I’d save them for a “Tricky T-Day” post since I’ve been so lazy and naughty and hadn’t done any for ages – and also so I can show you how I learnt them, step-by-step. So I’ll post about them separately soon!