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Obedience training weeks 3-4

Week Three: Lessons included “come.” Hoshi sits and few feet away then comes and sits at my feet facing me. Introduced “heel” taking a few steps then Hoshi sits at my side.

Week Four: Lessons included recall using long-lead. Practiced “stay.” Hoshi would stay until I came up to him and gave him a treat. “Heel” with me abruptly walking backwards then stopping–I would call Hoshi and have him turn around and sit at my feet facing me.

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Obedience training week 2

I’m glad Hoshi’s class is air conditioned. I was worrying about taking class during summer. This week we practiced “come” with both of us facing each other. We also practiced “heel” taking few steps then stopping.

Hoshi in class
Hoshi before class
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Hoshi in the front yard

Hoshi's in the front yard
Serious Hoshi
Hoshi in the shade
Hoshi posing for his picture

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Obedience class revisited 10 years later

It’s been 10 years since Hoshi graduated from obedience class so this anniversary we’re taking it again. Today was Hoshi’s first day and we practiced “heel” and “down.”

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A handy pill splitter

Hoshi started taking 1 and 1/2 tablets of Vetmedin for his heart. It was causing intestinal problems so they asked me to give 1 and 1/4 tablets instead. I didn’t like the cheap pill splitter I had. I ordered one from Amazon that does a good job cutting pills evenly without smashing them. It’s solid metal and I think the added weight does a better job cutting pills.

Cutting pill into quarters
Cutting pill into quarters