Sunday, March 8, 2009

Puppy Graduation

We enrolled Hershey in puppy classes at Petsmart a couple of months of ago. They were every Saturday night for the last eight weeks. We missed a time or two, but we made the classes up. It was a basic class learning commands such as sit, stay, come, leave it, etc. Hershey did good with the commands for the teacher, and at home when we practiced. But that was our problem, we never took the time out to do our homework. So eight weeks later, our dog still doesn't listen. I'm pretty sure we wasted $110. Our teacher was LaShea Young and she's great with pets and super friendly.

Regardless it's over with now, and we have a better knowledge of the commands and when we have more time, we'll start teaching them to him again.

Saturday night was our last class and was graduation. To graduate, the puppies had to be able to do 10 "puppy push-ups". Our dog was the exception. He's too low to the ground. LOL!! So his "final exam" was to sit and stay for 30 seconds. We made it...barely! They played commencement music, had little hats for the dogs to wear, and passed out diplomas.

Here are pictures of Shawn and I with the graduate and his hat and diploma.

I set my camera up and set the timer to get a group photo. However, I also set it to take 10 consecutive pictures and didn't realize it until the flash started going off and everyone started acting silly and laughing. We had lots of looks from the shoppers at Petsmart after that.

Hershey made some new friends in the class. The first picture is Elise and Mitchell. He's a puppy pitbull that wanted to eat Hershey for breakfast. LOL!! Hi Mitchell! The second picture is Stephanie and Lilly.

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