Why sit in your warm, comfy home when you can venture out into this lovely Iowa winter?
Well, you see, we had a little educating to do, and oh did the results ever warm our hearts. We began our adventure at Costco where Keeper experienced his first evening training session in public. He remained focused amidst freezer doors opening and closing, large boxes being dropped behind him, and the beeping forklift they use for restocking. It was very sweet to hear a couple little girls comment, "Look at the puppy Daddy, he's so cute, but we can't pet him because he is working." And working quite well at that. He didn't even fuss or whine when he realized that Costco doesn't offer samples in the evening.
But our night didn't end at Costco. He had done so well, we figured it was time for a little AP puppy training, and where better to go for a little higher education than our local school. After tackling dark stairwells, and mastering overpasses.
Now it was time to hit the gymnasium with a single bound! We'll let the pictures tell the story...one "click" at a time.
"As you can tell by my tail, I am one happy Keeper!"
"Wow, I really get clicked and rewarded for this? Puppy life is good!"
"This is a piece of cake. You mind if we go all the way to the top? I hear you can see better from there!"
"Does this school offer puppy PAWdicures?"
"Boy howdy...I don't think I'm going to like the down part of this one bit...hey, by the way...WHERE DID MY HUMAN GO!?!"
By the time we finished with the bleachers, the entire adult volleyball game had stopped to cheer him on. Well done little boy, you sure are a KEEPER!!!
We didn't stop there. We even practiced the echoey concrete stairs and the bridge that goes over nothing! What a grand experience.