Last night Perri finished her Beginner Obedience class! She got her diploma (and her first official ribbon!) as well as a bag of treats commending her for perfect attendance. My girl is no slouch!
The class itself was fun. It was a wrap up of all of the exercises and behaviors that we have taught our dogs to date. There were also games: "musical towels" (heeling around a circle of towels and finding one to sit your dog on when the whistle blows), puppy push-ups (rapid fire sits and downs), and a "real world" set up (serpentine weaves through trash cans, sitting beside a chair with handler, and politely sitting while greeting a friend.) Perri won a pink cheeseburger for that!
What's next? We are joining the Obedience Club and will be entering their Novice class...to prepare for Perri's future Companion Dog title!