We made it! We were about 40 minutes ahead of schedule this morning, but still were not the first ones to arrive! There were some pretty excited families from all over the country, ready to meet their dogs.
Here's the welcome sign for our Sept. class. We are sitting in the same place we did last time we were here.
This young man is getting a dog, too, and quickly befriended Jacob and Amarin. He is such a fun, happy kiddo. We agreed to overlook the fact that he is wearing an MSU hat! :)
Gus was the first dog introduced. Doesn't he look like he's smiling? He is big dog, and his paws are HUGE! I wonder if he's done growing?
I helped Laura feed him treats, and since Gus hadn't eaten breakfast yet, he was more than eager to eat! Here goes our grocery bill again!
This is our friend's dog, but I love how Laura photo-b'mbed the picture!
High five, buddy!
"I'm happy, Mama."
Looks like they're having a heart-to-heart.
Hugging her new friend.
OK, now a hug this way.
Laura loves touching his fur, and playing with his mouth. She even leans over to give him kisses...which he gladly returns. Gus loves tennis balls, and Laura loves tossing them. They had a great time...until Gus's strong jaws quickly deflated the ball!
It was a fantastic first day of training. We practiced basic obedience commands...not for the dogs as they are already trained...but for us as the new handlers. Gus did great and clearly loves attention. So excited to get back there tomorrow and train more with him.
Great job, Olivia and Beth!