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Micawber won his Silver award for obedience last night, however it was not without it's funny side. He was asked to go to his bed and during the long walk down the hall he looked up to see a large heart shaped silver balloon resting on the ceiling he continued the long walk to his bed with his eyes firmly fixed on the balloon. One of the trainers got a chair and a long handled broom to squash it and let the air out whilst it was still on the ceiling. The examiner found 2 more resting on the ceiling which were duly squashed. Having disposed of the ballons the trainer said 'only Micawber would have realised there were balloons on the ceiling'. He now takes his Gold next week and hopefully he will go on to the Good Citizen award.
Has anyone else got a funny story to tell while their dog was at training classes?
During an obedience class Murphy wagged his tail against a fire extinguisher making it sound like a clock ticking, The trainer was so annoyed that the school should put such a loud clock in the hall she promptly went off to complain before I could tell her it was my happy dog’s tail wagging.She did see the funny side when she returned and Murphy was sitting - all was quiet.
Today DaisyMae Red and White Setter was training for competition obedience, training on working A level exercises. Brilliant..... however, she kept on remembering that she is not a Border Collie but a gun dog, and kept stopping to go on point because of the squirrels which were running up trees, or leaping from branch to branch.. Talk about Red and White Setters being good all rounders. Our instructor was very impressed, but said "shame about the having to stop to point though". Hopefully, we wont have to encounter squirrels at any competitions we decide to enter......