Lisa had training in the office this week. Not wanting to leave our little guy home alone all day, Monte and I were on vacation this week. Our daily routine consisted of an early breakfast, then back to bed. Wake-up for a morning walk to the park and a nap, while we watched soccer. A noon walk, followed by a shoulder bone, and another nap. He sleeps a lot.
Thursday, we made it early to OccuPaws training class for a private lesson where our trainer tried to teach Monte to SIT and DOWN. He is usually very good with these commands, but we don't ask for them while he is next to us in proper heel position. We most often use the DOWN when he is in front of us or when we try to get him to settle while we are seated.
It was a battle of wills and I am not sure who won. Round 2 at a future date.
Oregon SummerFest is this week. Monte's first exposure to the sights, sounds, and smells of the carnival went well. No problems with the band or bursting balloons. He was very interested in the screaming teenagers on the rides. Initially he couldn't figure out how the sound and people mysteriously came and went. The biggest challenge was keeping his head up while walking and avoiding the food distractions.