Alfie the guidedood in his superhero outfit.
A couple days ago we did some work on the stairs. A typical puppy, he tends to rush the "up" stairs and has to really concentrate on the "down" ones. These stairs are pretty steep too.
You oughta try having four legs on these stairs, it's no picnic!
Half way down he found something slimy to grab in his mouth. I know, because I took it out (ewww...)
Innocent until proven guilty. OK, I'm proven guilty...
One of the things the pups work on is walking in the correct position. To guide, Alfie needs to be slightly ahead of me, hips about even with my leg --not "at heel" like you'd teach a pet dog. I'm not telling how many pictures we got of him doing the wrong thing before we got this good one! There was a reason: it was very windy, and gusts kept catching his jacket and blowing it forward, irritating him to no end...he was kinda squirrely!
I can do this! Just watch!
Proof of how windy it was: look at his ears!
I feel like Dumbo ready for takeoff...
Yesterday I was in a shop and we had to wait a minor eternity (in dog years anyway) at the register. I wanted to get a promotional offer and the sales clerk had to look it up for me. Believe me, just a few weeks ago Mr. Alf would've been growling and nudging me in impatience, like a bored little child. But yesterday he was so patient, staying in a nice quiet sit the whole time. What a good boy!
I can be very patient when dog cookies are at stake!