Thursday, June 07, 2007

In Training

2007-05-20-1131-01Pappy, my wife, and I have been taking the Petsmart intermediate training class for more than a month. To my eternal shame, we rarely practice at home and we're going to miss a class towards the end of the session. Despite this, in my unbiased opinion, Pappy is clearly the class star. He completes all of the exercises like a champ, rarely needing a mulligan.

One of the the few times we did practice at home, I used bits of leftover steak for treats. Man, it was like his IQ went up by a factor of three. I had him doing 'standing waits' while I sauntered the length of the yard, his tail gyrating like a propeller. As soon as I released, his paws never even touched the ground.


Gus said...

Of course he is a genius...he is part terrier, right?

(unless he is the long lost czar of russia of course. there is some resemblance, you know)

Nugget said...

Pappy's a double threat, handsome and smart!

Stella and Annie said...

Pappy is obviously of superior breed stock. The scary part is if you start realizing your dog's IQ has surpassed your own. So far, my current dogs pose no threat to my intelligence.

Pappy's Fella said...

Czar Nicholas or Jojo the Dog-Faced Boy. I'll let you decide.

Yes indeedy.

The threat to your intelligence is that they may drag you down. When you find yourself licking the sidewalk you should seek treatment.

Frasypoo said...

Smart doggie !

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I, too, am a PetSmart alum. I think Pappy will find that such a high-quality education will open many doggy-doors for him.

Ferndoggle said...

I knew he'd do well!! Yes, a little bit of steak goes a long way in the motivation factor.

Keep up the good work!