My Obedience School Evaluation – How I did!

Hi All,

You know that Mama was completely committed to sending me to Obedience School after all my bad behavior. Well, I went for my school evaluation on Wednesday. The trainers had to determine whether I’d be better in a group class or in private lessons.

Mama was keeping her fingers crossed for a group class. The prices were listed on the website for group classes but not for the private lessons. Mama says that if a site won’t say how much it is over the internet, then it’s probably a scary price. She gave me a little walk before we went to calm me down. She wanted me to be at my best. I don’t know what she was so nervous about. I ACED the evaluation.

Chris greeted us when we got to the school. He was kind of nice. I was a little bit scared of him so I barked at him a little bit. He backed off and went into a big room ahead of me. We went in there and he threw me a treat. Hmmm! Tasty! He kept throwing them near me and eventually I got a little closer and took them from his hand. He was steady talking to Mama the whole time, not paying me much attention. The room was really interesting.

This school had all kinds of neat stuff for a dog to sniff. There was this big roof thing that I could climb on. Once I got to the top I was nose to nose with Mama. I liked that a lot. Mama says they do something called “agility training” at the school too.

Obviously, this isn’t me, but it could be.

She said that if I get my good doggy citizen certificate that she might spring for some agility training.

I don’t really know what that is, but if it involves getting to climb on that roof and other cool stuff, then I might like it.

I am visualizing my success.

Eventually, Kris started having me do things for my treat. I had to touch his hand with my nose while he gave me a treat in the other hand. He did this a lot. He told Mama that it was to get me accustomed to seeing a hand coming toward me and not to be scared. He seems to think that most of my barking has to do with fear.

Yeah, I agree – I’m trying to put a good SCARE into people so they don’t eat me my mom.

Remember I’m a security dog!

The treats were really good, and I started doing all sorts of things for him. I sat every time he asked me to. Mama decided to show me off. I settled and rolled over for her and she didn’t give me anything other than love!

This Kris dude is pretty smart! He immediately suggested that I might need to be in Obedience II class, the more advanced class, rather than Obedience I.

See how smart I look!

Well, of course I’m advanced. And he’s very bright to notice! I think we’ll get along just fine!

Mama wants me to be in the first basic class, though. She thinks I might have gaps in my knowledge.

So, as you can see I passed my evaluation with flying colors!

I am going to the group class.

Yippee! Well, Yippee for passing, I’m still not so sure I’ll like this class, but if it involves lots of treats and climbing on the roof thing then I might be able to stand it. Mama says we start October 15 so you’ll be seeing a lot of blog posts about my training during October and November.

My eye lids are so, so heavy! I have to go take a nap now fellow bloggers. I’m all tuckered out from my visit to school.

Mama seems very pleased with me and I know that’s a good thing. My belly is nice and full of treats too. This could be a win-win for all of us.

My eyes are closing now…

Smell you later,

Your Pal,



About Opie and Opie's Mom

Snorkie with attitude. My mom writes about me and sometimes she lets me write something too. I was rescued July 11, 2010! I am so happy! I love my family and I hate squirrels. I don't know any cats but the neighborhood cats are fun to bark at. Read Opie's Mom's Blog to find out more about me. View all posts by Opie and Opie's Mom

7 responses to “My Obedience School Evaluation – How I did!

  • 24 Paws of Love

    Congratulations Opie! Sounds like you made quite an impression. Bet your momma was proud. Nothing better than getting Aces!!

  • Sugar

    Dear Opie, You look more like me than any other Shorkie pictures my mom has seen. She fell in love with me this past February at a pet rescue when I was about 6 monthe old. My dad found me there and showed me to her.My legs are not as long as her Schnauzer who had just died and my back fur is very long on top like a Yorkie. My face and colors are similar to a yorkie but I now weigh about 14 pounds. I’m about a year old now an I have chewed up my first bed, my brother’s bed and kennel door ( he is a Scotty rescue with a wheaten coat), I chewed up needle point pillows, a corner of mom’s camel back sofa, her favorite blanket, I chewed so many holes in her new comforter that she gave up patching it. She said the three of us doggies could have it. I also chewed the legs on the dining room table. I have antlers and toys for chewing but I just love al the other stuff.
    I went to obedience class and did extremly well. I was adopted on a Sat. and started class the next Tues. so I really wanted to please. I really am very smart. I usually “get it” on the 1st try. Keep on blogging cause my mom doesn’t have a clue what to do about my chewing up things,I just love it!! I’d send a photo of me but Mom doesn’t know how to do it.she does have a smart phone. my name is Sugar

    • Opie and Opie's Mom

      I love to chew things as well. Mom got me a whole bunch of stuff to chew. I have stuffed animals. Elk bones with marrow in them, bully sticks ( Get the ones from Best Bully Sticks .com they have odorless ones) I have lots and lots of rubber balls to chew and play with. I push them with my nose and pounce on them. I have a tree stump filled with toy squirrels too and a long snake that we like to play tug of war with. Daddy stopped me chewing with the bully sticks. I chew them down to the size of a “cigar” and then I get another one. If you’re like me, they’ll last a few days. He buys a big pack of them. Mama switched his out with the odor less variety. Also they still “Opify” They try and keep things out of my reach. So those tasty pencils and TV remotes are in places I can’t reach even by jumping, but I’m tricky and agile. LOL! Good luck Sugar!

  • Bailey

    Congrats to you!! 🙂 🙂

    Woofs & hugs for an awesome Sunday! ❤

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  • bichonpawz (@bichonpawz)

    WooHoo!!! Congratulations to you!!! Great Job!!! You look so distinguished in your glasses! We just know that you will ROCK that class! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  • sagechronicles

    That’s really cool, Opie! I sure hope you get to do some of that agility stuff. I LOVE it!! My teacher started working on something called “weave poles” the other day. Boy, did I ever have to think. I was so tired I slept all the rest of the day. That thinkin’ stuff is HARD work–that’s probably why you were so tired too.

    Stay cool, Buddy. My Mom is still gone, but she’ll be home in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait!!

    Your pal, Sage

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