We had a nice-sized class of 8 dogs and even through a couple months of horrible winter weather we kept up a very good attendance record as a whole.
The dogs were all very quick learners and there was a lot of progress in behavior over the 8-week class.
As a graduation exercise on the last night of our class I set up a rally course that included heeling, sits, downs, heeling through cones and a few tricky turns. The class also successfully completed their 30 second stays in the sit and down position. We also practiced our recalls one last time.
Here's a series of photos from the last class and the presenting of the graduation certificates:
|A very nice sit by Max|
|Weaving through the cones|
|Nice sit, Bailey!|
|A very good front.|
|Ares shows a good front...|
|... and the finish!|
|Jack getting ready for the rally course.|
|Max in the cones.|
|Max performs the "down."|
|Another very nice sit by Bailey.|
|Bailey finishes her "finish."|
|The "sit" ...|
|... and the "down".|
|Ares weaves through the cones.|
|Pretty sit, Ares!|
|And the "down."|
|Jack shows a good "front."|
|The celebratory cupcake cake with a dog cookie on top!|
The following photos show the dog/handler teams who were present receiving their certificates: