30 minutes down 30 to go

We were told to practice our lessons so far for at least 1 hour each week. We haven’t practiced anything since Wednesday. We did 30 minutes just now so I need 30 more until next Wednesday. Lying down is still troublesome. I have to help Hoshi along with a gentle push but he’s starting to anticipate lying on his tummy.

Hoshi’s 1st obedience class

It seemed all too quick for me. Hoshi’s taking Beginner Obedience at the Sportsmen’s Dog Training Club of Detroit. Here are the commands we learned today:

  1. Sit
  2. Lay
    • Lay – stepping on the leash
  3. Come
  4. Heel
  5. Stand

Our class is about 6 people. Hoshi is the smallest dog in the class. The toughest was getting Hoshi to lay. Hoshi wouldn’t do it on his own. I had to force* in a lying position It looks like I’ll be doing lots of practice at home. I checked out a few books at the library to look at.

*The instructor said persuading wasn’t going to work so I had to put Hoshi in a laying position.

An evening at the park

I took Gabby and Hoshi to the park. I’d like to take them to the beach except the closest dog friendly beaches I know of are on the opposite side of Michigan. I’m planning a trip to Benton Harbor area which is a 3 hour drive.

I haven’t perfected STOP yet. I’m too out of shape to chase dogs anymore. Hoshi, you little rascal! Speaking of which, Hoshi starts his obedience class Wednesday.

Hoshi Defanged!

Hoshi's Canine
Hoshi’s Canine
I was looking on the counter this morning when I saw a tooth. My mom found it somewhere in the house. I looked in Hoshi’s mouth and both canines were missing. I won’t miss them. Those baby teeth were sharp!