Well last night I went to the advanced obedience class. My mom and I waited outside with the other dogs while the other class was finishing up and I had a lot to say to the other dogs. Mom kept making me sit by her side, which I did most of the time. We finally got to go inside and I did growl a little bit but soon got over myself. Mary, my instructor went around the room and introduced us dogs to each other, and when she got to me she said, "This is Kirby, a terrier mixed with God knows what, and an attitude! He basically thinks he owns the room." She was just kidding, because she jokes around about my "tude!" But she just asked everyone to kind of just be careful around me, because well, I have an attitude!
We did a lot of stuff with our moms last night, "hands on" as mom calls it. We walked around the room and then mom and I did sit stays, and stuff like that. Then, we had to do meets. And Mary had me and my mom and another guy and his husky go first. So my mom and I walk towards them and they towards us. Then we meet in the middle and I have to sit and so does the other dog. Mom and the other guy shake hands say hi and then we walk on. Well, I did it PERFECTLY!!! My mom was so suprised! I don't know why... We also, did walking around people. Mary had some extra people stand in a line and we had to walk around them. I guess the idea is to help us pay attention to our moms and not the other people...I did pretty good. We worked on sit, stay, come. We had to sit nice while the instructors came around the room and petted us. I didn't like my paws touched which mom said, "don't worry we will work on that one." I'm sure it will involve treats so OKAY! Then, they had one dog lay in the middle and the rest of us had to lay down around them, our butts facing them. Then Mary walked around squeaking a toy...yeah that was hard to stay down for, mom had to remind me a few times, but I was catching on.
Alot of the stuff we worked on is for the Canine Good Citizenship. Mom and I are going to work really hard...I have 6 more weeks till the test!
Well, that was a lot of work last night and before class mom and I went on a nice LONG walk. Since class is later, we get to walk before class now. So on the way home, even though it was storming like crazy, I laid in my cozy bed on the seat and slept! ZZZZZZ.....
Also, because one of our classes is during Halloween, we are going to have a dress up night for class. I'm thinking of going as a "Dude with a Tude!". Mom is going to find me a little white t shirt and leather jacket. What do you all think of that?
OH! Tomorrow I have my last beginner obedience class and it's trick night! So, I'm going to do my roll over, my crawl and maybe one that mom and I just tried. It's me saying Hi! ( I wave my paw!) I will let you know how it goes!