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Mr. N plans on being a jock this school year. He’s thinking about trying out for the track team or soccer. Drama club is also an option. He does love being the center of attention.

Dog activity-wise, he’s starting up therapy dog visits again and next month, he’ll be testing for his novice trick dog title. We might also try for the Urban Canine Good Citizen title if I can find a test. Next year, I’d also like to get him into a nose work ORT. There are a couple tricks like rebounds and weaving through legs I’d like him to finish learning and some other old tricks that could use some polishing like “spin.” His favorite sport, lure coursing is on hiatus until the summer. But I think he’ll have plenty to do until then.

Which school activity would your dog want to do?

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19 Responses

  1. Millie and Walter

    September 7, 2015 11:23 pm

    Mr. N you sure have a busy schedule for this fall. If there were a class in high jumping that would be Walter's forte. Millie is looking for a class in rolling around in the grass. We aren't as ambitious as you but we still stay active.

  2. Elizabeth Keene

    September 8, 2015 2:28 am

    That's a lot of dog education! 🙂 It's not on your list, but Jon Farleigh and Dewi would like me to get them into tracking – because FOOD. No really, I tried it with JF once, and he followed the hit dog trail all over the place like a champ. It's just SO time consuming. Maybe when my kids are all grown.

  3. Janet Keefe

    September 8, 2015 1:36 pm

    Ha ha, Drama Club…that was funny! Our beagle Cricket could definitely go for that too…she is a drama queen. 🙂
    We definitely have nose work still on our list for Luke, but we've put it off for a bit to work on his stranger issues. I'd also love to try a trick dog title for him someday as well.
    So much training to choose from, and so little time!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  4. Kari Neumeyer

    September 8, 2015 11:43 pm

    Therapy dog! Such fun! Mia has done some amateur therapy work. We took her to visit Rob's mom in the hospital, and I think it was more soothing for Rob's dad than his mom!

  5. Lara Elizabeth

    September 9, 2015 5:26 pm

    Seeing Mr. N. lure coursing must be the most adorable thing ever! I keep procrastinating Ruby's Intermediate Trick Title – she has enough tricks, it's just a matter of putting them all together for a witness and sending it in.


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