I'm loving the class so far because I get LOTS of treats, I like the teacher, and the RSPCA facility is so nice. I thought it would be boring but it's really not. Last week we practiced off leash heeling with super tempting distractions like a ball bounced right in front of me and cookies shoved in my face. At first these things distracted me, but I quickly learned I would only be rewarded if I kept heeling next to mommy. The teacher said I was doing really well!
The one thing I don't like about class is that we have homework. Well, on second thought, the homework is not so bad. We get to practice, which means more TREATS!
One of our homework assignments this week was to make a list of things I enjoy in life/things I really want. This is my list:
Chasing tennis balls
Catching tennis balls in my mouth after one bounce
Helping mom or dad take out the trash
Chasing chipmunks, squirrels, birds, and anything else that comes into my yard
Chasing the sprinkler
Eating poop (any kind but especially rabbit poop)
Sticks (Eating and chasing)
Hiking w/ my buds
Hiking w/ my humans
Cuddling - especially with (on top of) my mom
Licking daddy's legs when he gets home from work
Lying in the bed while the humans get ready for work
Squeaky balls and toys
Chewing my elk antler, nylabone, etc.
Boxes (playing with, chewing, destroying, etc.)
Kleenex (boxes and tissues)
Being with mom and dad
As you can see, I have quite a wide range of interests.
The next step in the assignment is to rank these, beginning with my most favorite. I'm still working on the ranking, but you may be surprised to learn what is at the top of the list -- taking out the trash. It's the only time I get so excited that I jump up and down and make little excited noises. I'll have to post a video sometime. I've tried to explain, but mom and dad can't quite understand the attraction of taking out the trash.
Do you have something you love to do that your humans just don't understand?
|Hedgehog is definitely on this list.|
But I still haven't figured out if Hedgehog is a boy or a girl.