Thought you might like to hear about Bear’s education,
now that he is a teenager. I had a chance to watch
his Home Companion class on Tuesday, and he is really
turning into a good student. He is definitely one of
the larger kids in the class, although the Newf and
the Malamute and the Great Pyr pup offer a little
competition in that category. And of course Bear is
much more interested in the little dogs (probably
because they are “news”).
He bounces a bit on his heeling pattern, but has a
lovely sit and a very enthusiastic down (staying down
is still another matter, much of the time, but
improving). This week was the Figure 8, and he even
pays attention on the turns, in between checking out
the dogs who are being posts. You should see the
recall: if he could keep up that speed long enough,
we would have a new Triple Crown winner. He
definitely wants to get back to Dad as fast as he can.
And he smiles all the time.
Watching that class was the highlight of the week so