After spending a couple of hours at home following our family photo shoot day, it was time to load Orso back into the Jeep and head to puppy class. He snored the whole way there. I was convinced he was going to be completely lacking energy for class after the long day he’d had with us. No such luck! The minute we walked into class, he was ready to get back to puppy playing business!
In tonight’s class, we did a few very cool things. We worked some more on the stay command, which Orso did quite well in. This puppy will do ANYTHING for food. We also kept switching handlers, so Orso got to work with different people. For the most part, it worked out OK with the other adult handlers, but he has become so accustomed to the way we give him commands, that he seems to get confused or impatient with other people, especially kids. We also put on hats and sunglasses for a portion of the class to get the puppies used to seeing people wearing funny accessories. Dee says that it is typical to have the testers in the CGC exam wear big hats and sunglasses to try and elicit a response from the dogs. None of the puppies seemed to mind or even notice, not even my big beach hat that someone was wearing. It was a good class tonight and we enjoyed seeing 5 of the 6 puppies in attendance, despite the horrible tropical storm outside.
Below are some of my favorite shots of the night.
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