Well I had my first obedience class this past Thursday and what can I say, I totally shocked my mom! I didn't bark or carry on at any other dogs (well I did snap at a boston terrier that got a little too close to me) but that was all I did. My mom kept looking at me and asking me, "Where's the real Kirby?" "Um...mom...did you get enough sleep last night? I'm right here!" I don't know why she kept asking me that, I was just sitting there and lying down like a perfect gentleman (hee hee!)
So, I learned more sits, down and a new one...stand! My mom got a new hint on helping me learn to heel on the leash, but we are running into a few set backs with that. She was told to put some peanut butter (YUMMY!) on a wooden spoon and walk with it by her side and say heel because of course I would follow. I did, but then I would sit down and lick the peanut butter, my paws etc....it was just so good I didn't want to keep following her around the house. I needed to stop and savor the moment! SO this morning she ran out to the pet store and got some treat sticks, she thought it might motivate me to stay more by her side...well all it did was make me eat it! The stick got shorter and shorter and well it didn't go quite the way she hoped it would (personally I thought it went great!) and now I get more treats! Hopefully she continues to go to the pet store and try to find more things that WON'T work with me!
Also when she was at the store today she picked me up a new toy! I love this little plastic bone that my friend Ollie has. I always get to chew it at his house, but my mom has not been able to find one anywhere. So she got me these fun plastic connected pieces:
These are so good to chew on! I absolutely love them! WOOF!Yeah...this is why mom doesn't want me to chew her fingers...GRRRRR!!Yes, because she got me this totally cool toy, I will forgive her for not taking me to the pet store with her.
More adventures later...got get back to my new toy!