Last Sunday Luna completed her puppy classes. After 6 weeks of training and practicing, Luna passed her puppy test and received her diploma. Yes, she got a diploma.
To be honest, I wasn’t worried about Luna passing her test because Luna does anything for a treat, and she knew she’d be getting them if she followed along. Unfortunately, we are still working on how to “leave” things on the floor like pillows, furniture, random food droppings. She failed that part of the test, but I expected that. She was the only dog that actually got a piece of the “forbidden food” during the test but, I take partial blame since I couldn’t tell she had gotten it until after it was in her mouth.
Overall, Luna has come a LONG way from when we first brought her home. She’s 95% potty trained, which makes me feel like a proud mom since I was the main trainer of that. I say 95% because I don’t want to jinx it. She gets along fabulously with other dogs, and a trip to the dog park has become a regular occurrence. She doesn’t attack or play rough nearly as much as she use to because she knows that I will stop playing with her immediately if she starts to get nippy.
Luna truly is a joy to have. She sleeps with her head on the pillow next to me at night. In fact, last night I woke up and she had her head in the crook of my neck, sawing logs. How could you not fall in love instantly?
I’ve never understood how people could get so obsessed with their dogs to the point of taking them everywhere, but now I understand 100%. Luna is like my child, and like one of those annoying parents, I take way to many pictures of her, I talk about her achievements way to much, and I’m way to concerned about her getting hurt or eating something nasty when she’s outside.
Can you imagine how I’m going to be like when I actually do have kids?! Oh geez…