Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Graduation Day

Annie and I completed basic training (er I mean, basic obedience!) last night. Annie’s aggressivebehaviors forced me to enroll her at Mid Michigan Kennels (www.midmichigankennels.com) with a police dog trainer accustomed to training German Shepherds to locate narcotics.


The instructor didn’t find it funny when we entered class the first day with Annie walking on two legs like a circus dog. He also didn’t find it endearing how she gently placed her paw on top of my foot every time she sat down. He did, however, find it commendable by the last day of class when Annie was easily anticipating and responding immediately to my every command.

Annie was exhausted after 8 weeks of intensive training…







....but not too tired to try to kick Stella’s butt the minute we got home!

I put Annie in the submissive position until she relaxed while Stella sang softly in the background....


"Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away...."

6 comments:

Grammie said...

I hope Annie begins to appreciate that she has Stella. The instructor of the class looked like he could be a little aggressive. Hopefully this will help her get along.
Peanut and Flash's Grammie

Stella and Annie said...

Yes, the instructor was a bit scary. (Also, I think he has given me a speeding ticket in the past...)

I hope my two girls will learn to fully love and appreciate each other soon. I know it took me and my sister some time to figure it all out, so I am hopeful!

Grammie said...

I am hoping that a few days post graduation Annie is dealing with Stella in a more civilized mode.

Stella and Annie said...

Thanks for your good thoughts Grammie. Stella and Annie have been getting along nicely. Stella and I are keeping our fingers and paws crossed that this serene period continues!

Grammie said...

Here we are a couple of weeks post graduation. Hoping that Annie is behaving herself. They are both to cute not to get along and want to play together.

Stella and Annie said...

Sorry for the delay Grammie. My dial-up Internet isn't very good at this blogging and I'm still a bit too thrifty to switch to high speed! Thanks for your well wishes and concern :)