January is APDT’s National Train your Dog Month. I am not usually a fan of APDT, but I do think Train your Dog Month is a great idea! Rugby has taken some extra measures this month to make sure National Train your Dog Month is a success.
The most notable of these is the addition of ‘Demo Dog’ to his list of titles. This month isn’t the first time he has performed as a Demo Dog, but it is when he decided to make it a permanent and official position! He made his debut as a Demo dog this past fall, teaching our first ever Novice Group Class with Roxanne and Sugar (her Demo Dog). Since he was so wonderful he got to come back as the Demo Dog for the new, improved Elementary Class at Applewoods this month!
While class is in session, Rugby waits off to the side on his cushion, under my chair until he is needed.