5-6-17 The day started out with a quick trip to the vet clinic to get my spay stitches removed. Whew glad that is all done!!! Then we went to Petsmart to take the AKC Star Puppy Test.
We did a little bit of shopping, picked up some day care treats then headed to the training area. Momma and Nanette talked about how training was going, the class that was starting up in June (momma as a reminder I still wanna do that) and then they talked about Therapy Dog Training. Where you can go visit people in the hospital and cheer them up. Now boy oh boy that sounds fun! After a lot of talking we got down to business. We went over the pet owner pledge, then we went over the "owner requirements" (such as carrying clean up bags, having an excercise plan, enrolling/completing a 6 week puppy class, owner has obtained a form of id, and maintains puppys health) , then it was my turn to show off my training (allows petting by a another person, allows grooming, walks on leash, walks by other people, sits/down on command, comes when called , reaction to distraction, and stays on leash while owner walks away) Now I did let out a single yip when momma left me the second time for the come when called command but I was just so excited to do the command. We have been practicing it a lot at home. During the test Nanette marked each one as a "Pass" and officially named me a AKC Star Puppy. Momma was so proud!
As she was filling out paperwork for the AKC I did some tricks with Nanette. And guess what, she did all my commands in GERMAN! I followed each one with the hand signals! Once the paperwork was all done it was picture time!
When we got to the car momma surprised me with some new treats (PB nanas are amazing!) and a new squeeky cow toy! As soon as momma sends in the paperwork I will get my AKC certificate and a Star medal. We shall get on that furry quick momma!
It was an exhausing day and I fell asleep on the way home. Being so obedient is hard work, but well worth the effort for the yummy treats!!!!
Lucy *Star Puppy*