Saturday, 25 September 2021

Last day of term

 

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.



14 comments:

  1. Well done to you both. 👏

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    1. Thank you Jules, I'm proud of her :)

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  2. The end of term session sounds like good fun. Well done to both of you for getting the rosettes, I know I haven't met Tilly yet but knowing you as I do I'm really pleased for you both :)

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    1. Thanks Eunice, yes it’s been good fun and we’ve both learned a lot. She can be naughty but she’s really loveable with it :)

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  3. Many congratulations to you both!

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    1. Thank you Jayne! Tilly did her tricks well even though she's slightly under the weather at present.

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  4. Well done both of you. I'm glad Tilly performed her tricks well and I hope she is feeling much better soon xx

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    1. Thank you Eileen. Tilly is much better today which is such a relief.

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  5. Well done, Tilly! Hope she feels better, soon.

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    1. Thank you! Tilly was much better yesterday, just a shame she was out of sorts on the last day of term.

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  6. That sounds like a lot of fun, a puppy party, all those fun and games. I remember teaching Archie to do tricks when he was a puppy, he was so quick to learn new things, Daniel and Eleanor would come home from school and ask what he'd learnt that day. I think the cutest thing was playing dead when I pretended to shoot him. It's amazing how they learn things isn't it. I think the follow on classes are a good idea, it's fun for them to mix with other dogs and good for you to chat to other owners too.

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    1. That made me chuckle Archie playing dead, I'll have to try that one with Tilly :) She definitely is quick to learn and has got used to being with other dogs something she was afraid of before we started going to the classes. I've enjoyed chatting with other owners and the trainers and it has done me and Tilly the world of good. I think Tilly will benefit from going to the beginners classes so will contact them as they start next month, I may have missed out for October as there's a limit to numbers with the pandemic restrictions.

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