Worked at a Fall Festival today. It was very hot so just walked a few minutes and rested a lot. This was not a pet friendly event so it was very important that I was on my best behavior and I was. I got so many compliments. Mom takes me to many events to get me used to many things and working outside. She is not at the events to have fun, she solely focuses on me and my training. This was an event at a park so I was not allowed to potty in the grass. A few minutes after we walked in, I was acting a little distracted so mom took me to grass away from the event and told me to 'go potty' which I did. Not once did I try to potty while I was working. Also as you can see that this was a great place to practice my leave its. I am starting to just ignore everything on the ground but the things I do notice mom just tells me to leave it and I focus back at mom. It is important that mom does not pull on the leash, she just waits until I stop looking towards the item.
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Guess what this smart puppy did today🤓?
I went to College! No I did not attends any classes. But I walked around campus and saw college kids doing what college kids do. Lucky for us, we encountered some events around campus so it was great distraction work. I only worked about 15 minutes of the 2 hours we was there. We had so many breaks because I am just a puppy and we need to take it slow.
Please ignore how bad mom looks.
Yesterday I went to Soccer practice ⚽. I saw kids running, balls rolling and people yelling. I practiced my settle and it was great. A ball even rolled over me and hit mom but I just got up and laid back down, it did not even scare me.
I can cross 2 more things off my list of things to see in the world. Today I went to a casino! And I won a lot.... of treats..... Mom is too young to play but we just watched from the outside. My first time in a loud, semi dark environment with many lights and sounds all at once. And I nailed it! Nothing bothered me. There were also many mirrors but I rather just look at mom. We were only inside for a total of 10 minutes, with many breaks in between. Not once did I seem scared or stressed. In new places like this it is very important to do very short bursts exposure and long breaks. Oh we went to the antique fair right outside before we came inside. We got so many compliments on my behavior. Even as a puppy I behave better than many pets. That is because mom has high expectations and I know the rules. Consistency is key. She knows how much to push me and when I had enough. I have to be a very smart confident pup to do my job but I chose the pace in which I want to work, and mom follows me. I chose to work very fast right now and that is okay because I will tell her other wise.
Joined mom at Breakfast after puppy class. One of our events for today got cancelled but it is okay because I played a lot in class today. I did not get up once from under the chair while mom ate her whole meal. We also worked on my leave its for dropped food. I did not touch it but it took me a few seconds to look back at mom. It is okay today was the first time we practiced that. And my stay while mom went to throw away her garbage was amazing. 😁
Joined breakfast after my puppy class. I get treats if I stay laying under here. We also practiced my separation from mom while someone else stayed with me. And my stay as mom got up to put the trash away.
TW: Gun shots
Mom took me to the target range today 🎯🔫. We were like 15 feet away from the rifles. I did not care about them. I was asleep in the car but mom made me walk. Tail up, puppy smile, and looking right at mom. This puppy was not scared. I pant because I just do. You would too if you had as much fur as me and lived in Florida. But mom is getting me accustomed to working in all types of weather. It had just finished raining here. Mom only let me stay here for about 5 minutes and then we left, something about leaving on a positive note.
Forgot to share this. We happened to walk into a rehearsal in the amphitheater at the Texas park. We saw the show the next day. I was calmly people watching and listening to the show. In the video you can see kids playing around me, one even came up to me and throw grass at me 😂. These are things I will have to deal with.
I was 10 weeks I believe.
Practiced with a wheelchair today ♿. Today was my first time ever seeing one and surprised mom by the way I did not notice the difference. I did get my paw ran over twice but I am fine now. Mom just made me walk it out after she made sure it was not broken. But that did not affect me and this video was take a few minutes after. I will learn where the best spot for me to walk soon, while mom is extra careful.