Obedience 101.4

AKA:  We did it!

If I learned one thing (and really, I learned much), it’s that a dog’s obedience is tremendously more about the human issuing the commands than about the canine receiving (or not) them.  Sissy is welcome to move up to the next level, but we’ll have to look at our schedule for September before we sign up. 

You can’t tell, but that’s Sissy doing her “stay.”  I think she was the only dog in the class to do the “walk twice around” stay without treat motivation.  That offsets the fact that DOWN still doesn’t interest her at all. 

That’s the certificate and the toy Sissy selected as her prize.  She has trouble making most squeaky toys squeak, but she did proudly tote her prize around!

Oh – and Abby passed too, so all bets are off.  The whole class passed, actually.

Don’t forget to check out the other Dogs on Thursday too.  Happy Little Friday!

21 comments on “Obedience 101.4

  1. Dianne says:

    Congratulations to sweet Sissy! She looks so proud in her graduation picture!

  2. Anita says:

    Love the new photo of Sissy! What a cutie! Congratulations on graduating Sissy girl! 🙂

  3. gaylen says:

    Yea Sissy! I knew you could do it. And you are right, it’s about the human issuing the command. I’m glad she’s making you proud! she’s beautiful. g

  4. Kim says:

    Way to go Sissy!!!! Congratulations girl and you got a toy to boot. What a great day for you!

  5. Nichole says:

    Way to go Sissy!!! Great prize too… and what a cute pic!

  6. Nancy says:

    Yay Sissy!!! Good for you, little princess!

  7. Sue says:

    Congratulations to both of you. Dog training is hard work. Fudge just graduated, too. His prize was a bag of salmon flavored treats.

  8. Congratulations to both Sissy AND her parents, without whose hard work she would not have succeeded. Okay, now back to your regulary scheduled knit-a-thon until the Olympics are over! Go!

  9. Miss Me says:

    congratulations to both of you! i’m sure that the hard work was all worthwhile.

  10. StarSpry says:

    Way to go, Sissy! She looks great doing “stay” 😀 Glad to hear Abby passed as well!

  11. Bubblesknits says:

    Congratulations Miss Sissy! 🙂 And you, too, Mom. lol

  12. MrPuffy says:

    Well done Sissy! Congrats on passing 🙂 Treats all around.

  13. carol says:

    Congratulations Sissy! We are so proud of you! Charli thinks you picked out a very cool toy :>) Good job!

  14. lauriec says:

    Way to go Sissy! You are a very talented girl! Libby the wonder schnauzer says you should hold out on “down” until treats are offered!

    And on a side note–did you see the men’s 4×100 relay?????

  15. Sonya says:

    What a good girl! The down command is no fun at all.

  16. fireflynights says:

    Congratulations to Sissy. That’s a great photo of her, too.

  17. CindyCindy says:

    Congrats to Sissy!!!!

  18. paula says:

    Yeah Sissy! You did it and even without the food treats! You are good!
    Elise still does’t get the word down! LOL!

  19. Peggy says:

    Congratulations Sissy! You’re right about the Obedience…I think I need that class! How beautiful the “stay” pose and face of Sissy…priceless! Hang up that beautiful certificate and who knows when “down” will be learned but keep working on it! I wish one of mine would learn down!!! Most of them need training but since they don’t have it…overall they are pretty obedient but still very stubborn! Thanks for sharing your triumph! Enjoy a great weekend

  20. Kathy says:

    I’m a bit late reading blogs and trying to catch up. Congrats To Miss Sissy and her doting parents:)Yay!

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