Puppy Class Graduation

Do you know what they call the person who graduates last from medical school? Doctor! In a similar vein we can now enthusiastically call my little class clown a puppy school graduate.

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“Will, let me see that thing. You sure it’s not a forgery?”

As I failed to do during elementary school spelling bees, Penny got up in front of the class and nailed all the commands. Penny’s classmates all passed with flying colors and each of the pups got to pick out their own graduation present from a pile. Penny’s choice was quite fitting.

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A little devil for my little devil!

And no graduation party would be complete without cake:

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Penny performed her disappearing treat magic trick

These past six weeks have only confirmed my belief that puppy classes are an invaluable tool in raising a well behaved and well socialized dog. The material isn’t groundbreaking, but for your puppy the experience certainly is. Practicing teamwork/commands and socialization in structured environment has helped set Penny and I up for future success.

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There’s plenty more to learn, but thanks to Joanna and the team at Anything is Pawzible we have a great foundation to build on

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I will certainly miss how well behaved Penny always was after class

I’m looking into additional classes, but for now the plan is to keep practicing and putting in the work to help Penny be the best pup she can be. Our next challenge? Perfect loose leash walking. (*Deep breath*) Here goes nothing!

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