"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it along to someone else." Mitch Albom

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lawn and Garden Show

   Churry is back!  I missed her so much in the few short days she was gone!  She had a great experience with another awesome puppy raiser though.  She worked on her car riding skills, went to work at a vet's office for 3 days, went out to eat, and enjoyed the company of other dogs.
    Today, we woke up bright and early and headed to the Lawn and Garden show.  It was a great experience for her.  It was crowded and there were tons of distractions...water features (that she loves to try and play in), flower gardens (she seems to think mine are for rolling around in and tearing up), a couple of other dogs that were at booths, lots of kids, people carrying bags, etc.  She did pretty well, but it was definitely her most challenging outing to date.  Which is why I have very few pictures...it was too crowded for me to put her in a sit/stay and step back to take her picture plus she wasn't particularly interested in following directions...when I would ask her to sit she would kind of squat and eagerly wait to move on.  When we walked past the other two dogs she did EXCELLENT!  She looked at them and perked her ears up, but didn't pull or try to go see them...even though they were both barking, growling, and throwing a fit.  We kept a distance so they didn't come after her, but close enough to offer Churry a bit of a challenge.  She stayed perfectly in her heel position and kept her attention on me!  She heard lots of compliments from others for that behavior!  The crowd was good for her, but I would love to also go in when it's not crowded to have her work some more around those enticing flowers and water features.  Maybe later tonight...Right now, we have to go to our KSDS puppy get together.

Have a great day and enjoy the beautiful weather!

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