You might wonder why I have been delinquent in posting my weekly adventure. I was in the doghouse. Yes. Literally. Clearly the Aldridge's are forgetful of my age and expect me to be the perfect gentleman all of the time. I am .... afterall.... just a puppy.
I felt a little energetic a couple of days in the last week or so. I don't think I was really all that bad, but I did get sent to time-out on a few different occasions. I've been jumping and diving for my food. Not very polite I know but have you seen how skinny I am? I am a growing boy!
I was a Perfect Angel most of the days... Truthfully.... We had a chat and I agreed to be good.
My training has been going very well. We have moved on from the foundation tasks to Crate Games. It is a lot of fun and I get more treats! I am supposed to be very polite when the crate door is opened and wait for the "ok" to come out. This will teach me that my crate is a great spot for me and I shouldn't have to be locked in. The problem is I get so excited to come out I forget my manners and jump all over Mrs. Aldridge. Have I told you that I'm a quick study? Truly. I only got waffle face a couple of times before I figured out the game. I think I have a lovely face and didn't really want the door closed on me. I'm the perfect gentleman now. Well mostly....
Exciting places I have visited in the last two weeks have been the Central Iowa SHRM Board meeting, Jason's Deli (please don't take me back there!), my brother Romey came for a sleep over and I got to go to Ames with Pacey (another service dog) for a wonderful event.
I'm learning that my behavior must be top-notch. I get praised all the time for how well I do. I must tell you Jason's Deli was a little too crowded and full of rich smells for me. I did settle down but it took a bit. Of course they were fabulous at the Deli.... it was just overwhelming for me. I worried about when I get bigger... just where will I sit!???
I think I'm off to a great start for this week and I'm getting more grown up all the time. My mission for this week is to gain a little weight and to tackle the escalators at Scheel's in Jordan Creek.
Oscar and Romey Wrestle
IMT and Home Sweet Home
Wish me luck!