This morning was the last day of term at the puppy graduation classes. Jane the organiser had phoned me during the week to say that she was merging two sessions into one big event and told me it was alright for Tilly to go along for some fun and games.
I have to say that Tilly is slightly under the weather and not eating very much but I'm tempting her to eat giving her some tasty morsels. I thought it would be good to take her along anyway and I'm glad we went as I enjoyed the session and Tilly likes to be among the other pups and she's given lots of fuss and attention from the trainers.
So they played musical islands with mats on the floor. It was just like the musical chairs game that's played at children's parties but unfortunately Tilly and I sat that one out as she'd needed to go outside for a short while. Then came the agility relay race and Tilly did exceptionally well in that and earned a blue runners up rosette and a bag of treats.
Best of all Tilly came second in the best trick and I'd say about eight pups entered that competition. Tilly did her shake a paw and then I say to her "now the other one" and she lifts the other paw up too. Then it's the down and roll over which she does really well. Everyone went aww and the trainer was impressed and said how good she was especially as she's not too well. The winner was Rosie who crawls commando style on her belly and is such a sweet little pup and a very worthy winner. Tilly won the red special award rosette and the toy for coming second doing her tricks and yes there was a judge.
As it was the last day of term and those of us who had completed the puppy course had our diaries and certificates presented to us. Tilly only missed last week's session because of her being in season. I must say that I will miss going to the classes and it's been really good for Tilly and for me too. We'll carry on the training at home as she really needs to learn to wait, she's out of the front door like a shot when she's ready for going on her daily walks. I'm thinking I should sign her up for the beginners class which is the next stage following puppy classes but I'll wait for her to be more like her young self before I do that. Didn't she do well.