Rugby and I signed up for a 12 week “run-through class” at a local club to give us one more place to do get our obedience practice in. Basically we just show up and call patterns for each other. There is an instructor but no instruction is given.
He was looking kind of rough Monday night since he was outside helping us re-do our front planter for the spring time and was a brown dog from the knees down. We couldn’t show up to the first day of the class looking like that.
I think Rugby looks like a rat when he is wet so I have refrained from photographing him in the bath for this long, but I couldn’t resist any more!
Now that I sit here thinking about it, I think it was more a reflection of ME than anything else. I handled him differently today than I usually do. I can’t really say WHAT I did that was different but obviously he didn’t like it. Next week I am going to pay close attention to what I do and treat the class more like a show. The only other difference I could think of is that we ran a B pattern instead of an A pattern… but we run B patterns in Thursday night class all the time, so why would that matter?