In an outstanding show of dedication, with only one bad weather day, the winter obedience class of Reigning Cats & Dogs successfully graduated a fantastic four owner-dog pairs on Saturday, March 8th.
All four dogs demonstrated an outstanding grasp of the material they learned over the eight week class, as they eagerly responded to their owners’ guidance through a variety of exercises. If we had videotaped the first week of class, you would not recognize these dogs at all. Out of the four, we had one dog that was not going to do what we said no matter what, two with selective deafness, and one that exploded with excitement every time someone touched her. You know who you are, Maggie!
All four owners showed remarkable dedication, practicing no matter how bad the weather was. Considering this was the worst winter in 20 years that’s a remarkable achievement.
Our graduates were: Nancy Clay and “Hunter” (Scottish Terrier), Dixie Feurbacher and “Cleo” (Labrador Retriever), John Olson and “Maggie” (All-American), and Lee Penn and “Puncher” (Border Collie). Instructor Lenore Newsom and Scribe/Ring Steward Tommy Newsom congratulate all four pairs on a job well done.
Our next obedience class begins on Saturday, March 22. For more information or to register please call Reigning Cats & Dogs at 325-347-1700. Your dog will learn to walk on a leash without dragging you down the street or choking themselves, sit, stay, and the ever-elusive come when called. We also worked on barking digging jumping up and all kinds of behavioral issues.
You may come by the store or call for a free behavioral consultation as well. Enjoy your pets more and as we say in the obedience world: “don’t complain-train.”