Madison graduated from her Puppy Einstein class at St. Paul Dog Training Club last Tuesday night. She started in the class just five days after arriving at our house, and was a tiny nine weeks old! Now she is seventeen weeks old and has her certificate. Such a smart little puppy Einstein!
If you forget how much Madison changed during her class, this photo was taken her first night on the way into the school. She couldn’t sit or stay at the time, so with the phone photo, it is a bit blurred. She actually looks frightened!
What all did she learn in her class? For one, she learned to sit and stay, but she actually mastered that at home. Sit and stay is kind of a must with our photographer!
She also mastered the down and the down stay commands.
The next three photos were taken by Kelly who assisted a few times in class. She also has a Facebook and Instagram page for her dogs. You should check them out as her Doxie is quite the cute model! Tell her Madison sent you!
Madison started working on the heel command. Her focus and heeling was pretty decent. I love this photo with her little back paws off the ground! Honestly, she is Bailie’s best buddy, but when it comes to training and class, she is 100% serious and focused like I was in puppy school and I still am. She does have some of my genes, so it is no surprise!
Each student got to show off a trick. Madison chose “shake”. Check out her focus on Mom! She also learned spin and circle as tricks. Other items worked on in class were the “leave it” command, and come.
Madison may have completed her first class and updated her profile on my Staff Page, but this is just the beginning. In January, she will be taking a puppy agility course, obedience one starts in February, she is still working on tracking and hopefully later in the spring she will start a nose work class. This hound may be small, but she has big plans! Although she will be taking a lot of classes, it is all for fun and exposure, nothing too serious as she is still a puppy. We are all so proud of her! Congratulations, Madison on graduating from Puppy Einstein class!