Friday, August 21, 2009

Focus And Control


Ellen's second class was on Thursday night.  I can no longer claim she is "not the worst" dog in the class.  She even made The Hound of the Baskervilles look like a a baby cocker spaniel.

At the start of each class we get to look at what the teacher has written on our report cards for the previous week.  Weasel-face got "A good start!" on hers, according to her proud mum.  

Ellen got "Needs to work on focus and control."  The handwriting was a little shaky, like he was very, very angry when he wrote it.

The first thing we did was more work on leash-control.  The teacher made us do an exercise where all the dogs stood in a circle, and each dog, in turn, weaved in and out of the circle to complete a circuit.

Like this:



Of course Ellen struggled a little with the concept of doing this quietly and without molesting every dog in the circle.  The teacher rolled his eyes, and said rather patronisingly, "Here.  Let me show you how." 

Heh heh heh.

This is the path Ellen led her teacher on:



I am looking forward to seeing next week's report card. 

1 comment:

  1. Next time we come up I am totally meeting Ellen. Who, I am sure, will be a happy calm trained dog by then. heh. :-)

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