Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Happy Graduation to me!

I’ve been taking Mom to school the past month or so. I’m learning how to train her and when I’m done, I will get my Canine Good Citizen certificate. That’s the certificate that the AKC gives out to dogs who learn how to train their humans to behave properly when they are on leash and out in public with their dogs. Mom has to learn to politely greet strangers while I sit and look handsome and how to stand still while I get brushed and stuff like that. It’s really challenging for her, so to keep her mind engaged during class, I let her give me lots of treats. Our teacher gives the humans two recess breaks during class so the humans can talk to each other and rest their brains. During recess, I play with the other dogs. Even I need a break!

One dog in the class brings her whole family to class, her mom, dad, and her two human siblings. I really admire that pup for being able to train four humans at once! I have my hands full with just Mom!

We just wrapped up Part 1 of our training and we’ll get back to school after the Christmas break. Apparently I’m doing really great at training my human because I got a diploma!DSC_0630.5UHmiKCE5r9b.jpg
I’ll keep you posted on school and let you know when I finally have Mom completely trained and get my CGC certificate!

Steve

14 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Good lukhk with that!

Maybe then woo khan move onto woo know what or who...

He REALLY needs the training!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Woo are looking KHWITE handsome!

Kayla and Maebe said...

Woo Steve, that's great! I can't imagine trying to train 4 humans at once, your classmate must be one heck of a woo! Hope your Mom isn't too difficult of a student. Kayla tried training huMom once when she was a puppy, it didn't work out so well. She should have let me do it instead.

So that's my story, Maebe

Holly and Khady said...

Way to go Steve!!! I think all our humans need that class!

Holly

The Thundering Herd said...

Excellent work, Steve. Those humans are really hard to train. Ours keeps getting on the furniture and blocking our spots - sigh.

Huffle Mawson said...

Steve, when you have finished training your mum, perhaps you can come over here and train mine. Since you know her already, she will probably listen to you.

Team Husky said...

Oh Steve woo are doing so fury well training yur bipeds like that!

We hope woo are feeling better ~ please keep us pupdated!

Team Husky

Cyber-sibes said...

Oh my dog, Steve -- woo won't believe this -- but I'm taking MY mom to be evaluated for a CGC training in January! Then we'll see what classes she needs.

A big congratulations to woo, Steve on that degree & training your mom - quite an accomplishment! (Humans are easier to handle when you train them.)

You & me, buddy.... twin sons of different mothers leading parallel lives on opposite coasts!

a-roos to yous,
jack a-roo

Wild Dingo said...

Wow. Steve, you don't need a diploma, you need the Nobel PRIZE! Pawesome human training!
~wags-n-wiggles~
wild dingo

PeeEssWoo: please tell your mom to keep me posted.

viviennembehnke said...

上班好累哦,看看部落格轉換心情~~~先謝謝啦!!..................................................

The OP Pack said...

Congratulations, Steve - awesome work! Keep at it with the mom, eventually they do seem to catch on.

Woos, TD and Phantom

Amber and Nala said...

Keep up the good work Steve!! It's hard work training those humans!

Kisses,
Nala

DKMaialetti said...

Congratulations Steve!! Good work on training your Mom.
-Georgie & Pele

Ozzie the OZmonster & Zowie said...

Congratulations!!!! That means tha you must have done a great job at training your mom. Well done!

Ozzie and Zowie

The Army of Four said...

I wonder if my mom is hopeless? I don't think she could do any of those things.
Congrats on your hard work, Steve!
Luv,
Dave