Happy New Year
Murlin is making many adjustments in his life with his new brother. We have been working on sharpening up skills on listening first time and responding to commands.
He is doing better. Life is not fair though; Wheatley, his new cat brother does not have to do that. Murlin is doing much much better on his stays. This is important because when people come, I can not have him jumping and knocking someone down. Murlin is only 21.8 lbs. but believe me he can knock someone down.
Christmas was uneventful, both my daughters were home for the holiday. My elder daughter now wants a kitty. She says Murlin got too big.
Progress is slow with ensuring Murlin and Wheatley get along well and neither hurting the other. Today they enjoyed a sun spot relatively together.
Back to school night, again
Murlin went back to school tonight. We are sharpening up, on lead, work. All in all, I think Murlin did very well. She had us work very close. Close enough that pups could actually nose the next dog. I think thy all did well. I think the people did a little less well.
During the end of class, some of the dogs had a bark fest because one of them became spoofed and started barking and the others followed suit. My little boy did not join in, I am happy to report. However, after everyone quit barking, Murlin did raise his voice and I had to correct him.
Next week we will do recall. Next week we are to decide which human job our dog would be best at. I have sort of decided on two things.
Murlin, muffin thief
Today, Murlin stole a muffin because he is evil. That is all. Good day.
-Someone who is definitely not Rebecca.
Murlin’s Advanced Class
Gee whiz! Missed one class because of “stuff” going on. courtesy of one of the other students had very excellent notes, but due to feeling not too great have fallen behind. Funniest part of class for me was when Terri had us turn our backs to the dog and ask for a “front”. Terri said Murlin got to my backside and got a real bewildered look as if he was saying something isn’t right about this. She had me step back and he righted the situation. I really, for some dumb reason, LOVE to see these dogs do “front.” It is with the greatest of glee that I watch them race to their masters.