Lola had her last night of Advanced Puppy tonight. She was a little keyed up going inside the building. We ran into puppy class on their way out and she got kinda snarky with a Golden puppy. It was dark, raining and he bounded around the corner & startled us. She got in his face and did her best tough dog impression.
But once inside, she was fine. We met a Great Pry puppy on the stairs & she was very nice to him (nice to Lola means smacking him in the head...it's an invitation to play).
Graduation involved a longer play session before we started.
"It's a Wooly Mammoth!!!" (actually it was a NewfieDoodle)
"My new boyfriend Brody"
"Ok guys...I gotta take a breather!"
"Come on Lola...get up!"
They make a very cute couple.
Once they got their zoomies out, we went over the basics. Heeling with about turns and automatic Sits, Downs, Stays w/ distractions, Leave It and approach from a friendly stranger. Lola did really great with everything and had three friendly strangers approach her w/o nailing them in the head. She actually didn't break her Sit or Attention on me once.
Get her over this reactive phase & she's gonna be pretty damn near perfect!
Our graduation gifts were more bling and a big rawhide.
"MARSHA!!!!! Tell Penny to give me back my Graduation Gift!!"
Next stop...Advanced Basic with Ruth. Should be very interesting!