Hi! I’m Calvin! So a really cool thing happened on Thursday at Puppy Class! I met my puppy raisers Christen and Brendan! I’ve been with Hero Dogs for a couple weeks now so we started their training right away. I think they are doing a great job so far. I know how to “sit,” “down,” “wait,” “at ease,” “kennel,” and of course my favorite “get busy.”
After class we took a car ride and I totally passed out. When I woke up we went to Petco for some things to keep me occupied. It was very distracting in there, but Christen kept me focused on her with my food and we practiced my commands. The lady at the register even told us an awesome story about her therapy rats. Then we went home, where I was so comfortable that I went right to sleep.
Later that week we went walking around downtown Old Ellicott City. I practiced my commands and it was tough to ignore all the awesome things on the ground. There were lots of people everywhere and many cars zooming by!
Another day we went to what they called “The Snowball Stand,” but I don’t understand why they call it that. There was no snow and there were definitely no tennis balls to retrieve… I am an expert on those! We had a great time and I was really good at leaving all the things on the ground alone.
On Monday we went back to Hero Dogs HQ to get more of my supplies, but mostly I was there to play with Maverick! Everyone keeps telling me I will have an important job to do one day and that I am going to be a big boy. I don’t know what they are talking about, but I hope they mean I get to be just like Maverick!