Puppy Training Classes

21 Jan


learning 'LEAVE'

learning ‘LEAVE’



Or, as I like to call it, ‘  training the humans ‘…..

I have been going to training for three weeks now and I have to say my humans are getting better all the time.

mixing with the other pups

mixing with the other puppies

I love mixing it with all the other puppies and what I’d really like to do is run around and play all night. However,there are more serious things to do in between the little bouts of playing and I have to say I really enjoy the working bits, mainly because I get lots of praise and tons of treats. Tim has made me some liver cake that I can smell a mile off and I will jump through fire for some of this stuff . ‘SIT’ and ‘DOWN’ and ‘COME’ which we did in the first couple of weeks was a doddle but this week we have been doing ‘LEAVE’. Now when a piece of liver cake is put in front of you and you have to ‘LEAVE’ it that is very hard.

learning 'LEAVE'

learning ‘LEAVE’

LEAVE the toy

LEAVE the toy


However I have learnt that if I take a little leap backwards and give my best ‘lady Diana’ look I get given another piece of the stuff and get told what a good girl I am. So they think I’m ‘leaving’ it but I know I’m only really swopping it for another bit. Clever hey!

'SIT' and eye contact

‘SIT’ and eye contact

Mind you I find myself leaping back from the dishwasher every time Tim tells me to ‘LEAVE’ it, even though there’s not a lot better than licking a dirty dinner plate. So are they brainwashing me? And, come to think of it, I’ve stopped eating the horse poo I love so much when I’m asked to ‘LEAVE’ it. Mind you the liver cake does taste nicer than horse poo and I do love being told how good I am.

On the lead

On the lead

We do walking around on the lead at class. Now it is hard to concentrate on this when all the other puppies are up and about but I am finding it easy to concentrate on that bit of liver cake my humans hold in their hand and if I walk close enough I can smell it and eventually it will get popped in my mouth. I must say my humans are getting better at this and I am less worried about them getting lost when they are not on the lead.


Sometimes we just have to sit there and listen to the nice chief human telling all the other humans how to behave. Now this can get a bit boring but I’m getting better at sitting nicely. Some of the other puppies must have worms or ants in their pants because they find it hard not to jump around and play all the time and sometimes I have to bark and have a leap around too because I don’t want to look like a swot or teacher’s pet.



Anyway it’s all dead tiring this growing up bit ( and I AM getting bigger every day ) and I love getting home and curling up in my little bed for some zzzzzzzs.

Sleepy after puppy school

Sleepy after puppy school


5 Responses to “Puppy Training Classes”

  1. Miss Harper Lee January 22, 2013 at 2:17 am #

    I’m so glad that you are enjoying school, and that your humans are slowly catching on. When I’m at school, it takes the instructor about 5 minutes to teach us dogs the command and the next 55 minutes to try to get the humans to learn it. It’s funny to watch them struggle!

  2. cornishtim January 22, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    Only 55 mins! Mine struggle all week…still it means lots of treats as they try to get it right so I’m not complaining!

  3. cornishtim January 22, 2013 at 2:49 pm #

    Reblogged this on cornishtim and commented:

    more news from Elsie the Cockapoo

  4. Miss Harper Lee March 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    Where have you been, Elsie. My humans and I miss reading about your adventures. Hope you’re back to blogging very soon!

  5. spannerr May 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    I have a cockapoo! They are an amazing breed!

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