Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Very Full Week (by: Gerrit)


Boy oh boy has it been a busy week! Last week I went to a place called UC Davis. My puppy raiser told me that it is a college for people... kind of like Advanced Training (aka Doggie College) is a college for us CCI dogs! At UC Davis there was a BIG event called Picnic Day. There were people... and DOGS... everywhere! Awesome!

Lots and lots of puppy raisers, dogs in training, and graduates were at the event. We had a CCI booth where people could come and learn all about us. We attracted a really large crowd of people!

The best part of the day was when we went to watch a parade. The granddaughter of another puppy raiser watched the parade with us and she was the absolute best! She snuggled with me and my buddy, Idelle, the whole time we watched the parade. She even used Idelle as a pillow for awhile... and she let ME use HER as a pillow!

After we were at the event for awhile, my puppy raiser gave me to another puppy raiser, who took me home and kept me for the whole week! That was really fun too! I LOVE sleepovers! Plus, while I was with the other puppy raiser I got to play with a bunch of other dogs and I even got to go to Point Reyes and go to the beach! The best part though was when a super special lady trained with me. She was was once a puppy raiser and is now just 3 weeks from becoming a veterinarian! She was super duper duper nice! She worked with me on my dog distraction issues and gave a whole bunch of pointers to my puppy raiser, when my puppy raiser picked me up from her on Friday. My puppy raiser LOVED the suggestions because they focused on positive reinforcement, which is the kind of training my puppy raiser really likes to use.

It sure was a fun week! But, I'm glad to be home so that I can get caught up on my naps... and pounce on Carlo when he's not looking... hee hee...

6 comments:

Madison and Andros said...

Sounds like fun!

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

I'd love to hear what some of those positive suggestions on dog distraction were. Hope you'll consider posting them!!

Anna and Vortex said...

That sounds like fun!

Marilyn said...

Gerrit,
I cried at work three times last week because I needed my Gerrit fix! I can't wait to see you soon!

Anonymous said...

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