Today was a long day for Orso because he was out and about with us all for most of the day. Like we try to do several times per week, we took him with us to run some errands. We stopped for lunch at Sushi Maki in South Miami, which was a little stressful because South Miami is not quite as pet-friendly as Coconut Grove. Don’t get me wrong – the restaurants and shops in South Miami welcome your pets with open arms, but the set-up usually isn’t as comfortable as the places in the Grove. Either way, we enjoyed our lunch with Orso and kept running errands, including paying a visit to Shelly over at Doggy Studio & Boutique. We’ve been in talks with Shelly for a couple of weeks now to get our “family” portraits done, so we figured we’d stop in and introduce Orso to her. He behaved like a little gentleman in her shop – thank goodness, because her boutique is every puppy’s Disney World with all the treats and toys and bedding she has in the place! Thanks, Shelly, for letting us visit and we are excited about our portraits! To visit Shelly online, go to http://doggystudio.com/.
After our adventures, we managed to make it in time to feed Orso lunch and allow him to recharge for a few hours before heading to puppy class. We were missing a few of the puppies in class today – it was only Orso, Barney & Brinkley for most of the class and then Cupcake came by for the tail-end of the class. Today’s first command was “down” and Orso learned it very quickly – Dee was extremely helpful with her instructions – see some short video clips below. We also worked on building “stay” into the “down” command, which Orso seemed to learn pretty easily. It’s amazing how a puppy who has a very high food drive can be so incredibly easy to train! Way to go, Orso!
Dee using Orso as an example to teach the “down” command:
A few favorite shots from tonight:
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