Friday, April 29, 2011

Lots Of Homework

Hi everybody. It's me, Mitch!
Class on Wednesday went okay. Mom said that I did pretty good for my first ever obedience class. 
An hour was a long time to hold my attention ya know, mom!  There were other pups there to meet and possibly play with but mom said that wasn't the way that school worked - not this week anyway!

My teacher, Miss Kathy, likes to send us home with TONS of homework!
One of the things that I'm going to learn is to "leave" treats and not touch them until mom says "okay"!
Are they serious?
 As soon as I become less interested in mom's hand that's full of treats, I get treated.

 I can do that!
Keep those treats coming mom.  Just don't expect me to wait too long, okay?
 William and Kate aren't the only ones who had a spa day and got to look their best!
I did too!   I'm all set for the warmer weather now!

Mom says we have to do homework every chance we get.  She says that practice, practice, practice makes perfect! Sure mom!
 I'm looking atcha, mom!  Honest, I'm paying attention! 
Can I go play now?
 This homework stuff is very tiring.  I think I need a nap!
So until next time................

Yer friend,
Mitchy Boy


  1. Mitch!
    You look so handsome! All that sitting and waiting and looking adorable does look so exhausting! You definitely needed a nap!! Keep up the good work!

  2. Mitch, that sure is a lot of homework!! We know you can master it!!! Be sure and take lots of naps though because it wears you out! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  3. Great job with doing your homework Mitch. Keep up the good work and i"m sure you'll get lots of yummies.

  4. keep going on that homework!


  5. Ooooh you do look smart! We're in need of a trim as we're getting that scruffy look or so our human says! That Leave command is a hard one isn't it, you look like you're doing brilliantly at it though! Dex & Lou x

  6. Whew, you look great, even after all that hard work!

  7. Isn't homework so difficult ! But then on the upside - mmmmm treats and more treats - you gotta love that. We sent you an email too.

  8. HOMEWORK!?!?!? That's going a bit too far, isn't it?!?!
    Good luck, Mitch!
    Play bows,

  9. Mitch, you're looking great and lots of homework does pay off honestly! Well, that's what Murray's Mom is always telling him anyway!!!

    Have a lovely weekend
    Clive and Murray

  10. Hi Mitch, it's okay. You're doing really well. I still go to class from time to time to observe but my brothers and sister go to agility classes. Agility classes are really OB classes with "field equipment" involved like tunnels, hoops, jumps and that sort of thing. It's fun and you get food and rubs and pats when you do well. Besides it's a good opportunity to take the humans out for a run too.

  11. You means you gots homework on da very furst day? Oh you is gonna haves your work cutout fur you.
    It may be hard to do da treat thihg but I has no doubt you can do it.

    PS: my squiggly word is palin...hehehehe!

  12. Nice work, Mitch! Mom likes to torture me by placing treats in front of me and then waiting for ages before giving me permission to take it..

    PeeEss: my word verification is "rocket" ;D

  13. Believe it or not, leave it is one of Sissy's best commands. Down is what eludes her.

  14. Are you the "Teacher's Pet"? Being that smart and all I bet you are....

  15. If practice involves treats, Mitch, then just go for it, the more the better. We know that leave it command, but it is so hard when there is a tasty treat just waiting to jump into our mouths.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  16. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? HOMEWORK??? in this weather? it is way too nice out there Mitchy my boy to be doing home work.. listen tell her you are going off to study and then pop up here... We can go digging and stuff.. our lips are sealed.. Love A+A

  17. Homework equals food. Well done finding a way to get your mom to give you more food!

  18. I hated all that homework stuff but it works out well in the end cause then you get to have lots of fun times.

    I found out that when I was good, I was able to go more places with Vickie and play with more kids and see more things and run without the silly leash.

    Anyway, keep up the homework. Its worth it.


  19. I love going to school because it means I get great treats. Lots and lots of treats! You'll have a blast, Mitch!
    Your friend in guyness,

  20. Hi Mitch..
    My mommy sometimes practices "leave it" with me too. Its just so hard...
    especially when she puts the treat on my foot, and tells me to look away! tee hee hee.
    I understand why you are so exhaugsted, but I know you can do it

  21. Mitch, it looks like you're doing a great job with all your homework.:)

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

    P.S. We are waiting for Daddy to put some carpet on the new set of stairs.:)

  22. Sounds fun but Ms. Kathy needs to ease up on the homework
    Benny & Lily

  23. Mitch, I feel you, homework is tiring!

    But good job there boy, good job! That first picture threw me off the chair, ouch.

    Say you met any girlfriend at school?

  24. Mmmmmmmm! Treats! Just remember...the better you are...the more treats you get! You are looking fabulous!

    Penny & Patches

  25. Phooey! I have to do that dumb leave it stuff too. What the heck? Just hand over the cookie, I say. Sometimes you can muzzle butt mom's hand hard enough to make the cookie fly out! Score!

    I know you will be a wonderful student and do your homework.


  26. Hi friends,

    Oh no Mitch, it's almost summer and you gotta go to school. We are sure you are going to me a great student.

    We miss you all so much and hope we can start visiting more but Mommy still isn't her usual self.


  27. We understand all about that Obedience Training stuff. Our Sammy (a rescue Newfoundland) just finished his second go round! He did great just like you!

  28. You look SO good (and nekkid) after the spa treatment! OH yeah, that command is hard to learn but you Airedales are intelligent dogs so you will get the hang of it pretty fast. And yes, practice makes it perfect! Keep it up.

  29. O that sure is tough! I really feel for you!

    Rest up now.

    Have a Great weekend!

    woo woos, Tessa

  30. Wow you look great & you're getting smarter too! Sounds great.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  31. My husband and I had SO MUCH FUN taking Sawyer to obedience classes. We loved it so much that we took a second one even though we could have just continued the lessons at home. Sawyer enjoyed meeting tons of new puppy friends too. Have fun Mitch!

  32. Waiting.....for treats....for food. That's the HARDEST thing to do.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  33. Looking great, Mitch! Keep up the good work in your classes and homework!

    Thor and Jack

  34. Hi Mitch, so glad to hear that your first OB class went well and I bet you're already your teacher's pet now!
    The humans are so mean that they always put the treats in front of us and play the 'leave it' game with us. I always drool seriously and you can see there is a puddle of my slobber whenever they play 'leave it' on me. Sigh!!! But I can assure you that I'm pretty good at it, well, anyway, you get the treats at last, right?
    ~ Eva

  35. Oh it the start of sit and wait b4 meals as well? Humans love to torture us canines this way ;-(

  36. You and Norma Jean have the same ideas about school. It's too long, there's too much homework and not enough play, and it 's very tiring.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  37. Mitch weeldone on your first class.

    Practice makes perfect. Lots of treats!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx