Monday, 14 April, 2003

Good Citizen Charlie

Charlie, over-exuberant puppy that he is, surprised both of us this evening by passing the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.  This was the final (optional) part of the PetsMart Advanced obedience class.  The picture at the left is from his little graduation ceremony last week.  Six months ago I would not have considered letting go of his leash while in public.  Yet here he is sitting calmly, wearing an unfamiliar hat, with 5 other dogs and a dozen people in sight.  He's far from perfect, but he's learning his manners.  I continue to be surprised at how quickly he learns new things.