Archive for June, 2010

Lola at PDX

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Lola at PDX

Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Tonight was our second class at Play Dog Excellent. I just feed Lola enough so that she did not have to sit and watch Baby Girl eat her diner and feel left out. Instead of the hot dog for bait, I had cut up a little bit of the Natural Balance duck and potato food roll. So as great as Lola did last week, she bombed this week. The bait was crumbling into pieces and was just messy. Several times, she acted like she had never heard the word “Sit.” Nancy was so great to work with us after class on the down command. After what seemed like an eternity, Lola finally did it. Now for me to replicate the command at home!

And once again, Baby Girl was mad that we took Lola somewhere without her.

Lola’s First Training Session at PDX

Thursday, June 10th, 2010


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

Last night was Lola’s first Basic Obedience Class at Play Dog Excellent. I had gone to the orientation last week so I knew what to bring as far as collar, leash, treats, etc. I got her all natural, kosher hot dogs and cut them into tiny pieces for bait (the training word for food rewards). They said not to feed your dog before class, but Andre’ did not know this and feed her dinner. Oh well, she was still Ga-Ga over the hot dog! Andre’ and I went for the first session-Sit, Down, Leave It, Take It, and Here. She did so great on everything except for Down. She was either not grasping the concept or just being stubborn. We were all exhausted after an hour of stimulation and commands.

Baby Girl proceeded to punish us by ignoring us when we got home!

(Please excuse the poor quality of the photos-camera phone)