Obedience class

Well EL D made it through his obedience class! Hooray! πŸ™‚

I honestly thought he wouldn't make enough points (he hated going to class and would get stubborn in class even though he did well at home) but he really surprised me. He lost points on down/stay (wouldn't down and wouldn't stay) but shined on all the other commands. In fact, surprise surprise, his sit/stay was perfect! He sat with his eyes on me the whole time (1 minute) - when other owners would snap their fingers or coo their dog EL D would twitch but not move otherwise. I was really happy.

I was going to take a picture of him with his ribbon but he chewed it up before I could manage the camera πŸ™‚

Congrats! It is amazing what basenjis can do when they want to.

My Roo is also in a OC. I have to say he is at the bottom of the totem pole. He has such a short attention span, but he does pretty good at home. He understands very well what you are asking him to do. Then he decides to do something else. At the moment we are working on come which works about 50% of the time.

Congrats to you both! LOL..he chewed the ribbon up already!!!

@wizard:

I was going to take a picture of him with his ribbon but he chewed it up before I could manage the camera πŸ™‚

Well, it was his. Congrats to the both of you. At my house, the green ribbons are mine, the colored ribbons go on the dog's crate.

awww! clever El D!!! my B goes to do training and I just moveed up a class but the next stage is off the lead and Kip isn't so goo at that…. unless it's stay/wait they are his best commands πŸ˜ƒ

She-Ra didn't do well on her sit/stays at all but took top honors on standing for inspection (letting a stranger run hands all over her, even checking teeth, without breaking stance). For a Basenji, that's pretty good. She also won for most improved. She's a charmer. πŸ™‚

@torchsong:

She-Ra didn't do well on her sit/stays at all but took top honors on standing for inspection (letting a stranger run hands all over her, even checking teeth, without breaking stance). For a Basenji, that's pretty good. She also won for most improved. She's a charmer. πŸ™‚

Every victory is a "great" victory…. congrats!

I can't stop laughing that El D chewed his ribbon even before you could snap a picture!

We are considering an obedience class for Cyrus. Even if he is not top of the class, maybe the class would teach him to at least consider doing what I ask.

Way to go El D!

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