|What do I do with it?|
(It's a tug toy for mice, silly pup.)
D'artagnan aka Darcy at 9 weeks old.
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It's puppy time!
|Human, what is this?|
I'll be honest. Being a dog-less dog lover -- much less dog trainer -- sucks.
But sometimes, it provides unique opportunities.
Last night, I went to obedience club, even though I wasn't rostered to teach. The other instructors often bring their own dogs to train when they aren't teaching. But, of course, I don't have a dog of my own. No matter. I could just watch a class -- there's always something to learn about teaching [humans], and training [dogs], by watching others.
But then my colleague Ryan, who was teaching last night, offered to lend me his dog, Barney, so I could participate in a class.
I felt a bit of a thrill as I took Barney and joined the line of students waiting for our instructor. (Not Ryan -- we run many different classes.) Now, I have taken Miss Ava in class before. But this felt different -- probably because I've never worked with Barney before! So I imagine the feeling was one part 'I hope I don't embarrass myself' and two parts 'hey, this is cool'.
|What are we waiting for?|
|I may be lanky, but I'm cooler than James Dean.|
|That's cool, you can pay me in treats.|