Tonight was our last obedience class. We’ve been attending ongoing weekly classes with many of the same dogs who have been attending for years. That’s the great thing about this — it’s not just a six or eight or ten week course; you can keep coming to keep your dog sharp. A few of our human classmates have been training their pooches for dog shows, and it’s been fun to see the pups’ progress.
So I brought my camera, because I wanted to post some photos of Lomax’s friends.
Here’s most of the lineup:
And who is this handsome young man?
Me with GDA “career change” dog Neon, who looks like the girl version of Lomax:
Chico, in the capable hands of his young handler:
Michael, who’s Chico’s “brother”:
The girls, Olive and Mandy:
Our good buddy Trooper:
When I started taking Lomax to this class last fall, he was so wiggly and distracted that he could hardly walk next to another dog for ten seconds without lunging for playtime. He was also completely focused on the basketball players on neighboring courts. But tonight, he heeled perfectly on a loose lead and ignored the half-dozen or so basketballs that bounced or rolled through our class thanks to the spirited game going on just a few feet away.
He’s come so far already, and I don’t think he’s done yet. Good job, little man.