Greetings friends~Yesterday was a great day; Hunter & I both enjoyed being back in obedience class. Since starting the classes, Hunter has become much more friendly with the trainer and her daughter which is a wonderful thing to see. In general, he has become friendlier; he takes a minute or two to warm up to people he hasn't seen in awhile, but then he is next to them. Instead of our hour lesson, we generally get an hour and a half-such a bargain. There are still only two other dogs with us and although they are bigger, it is a nice group and Hunter seems to be getting over his fear of big dogs. These two changes really show our boy is maturing. The trainer and I worked on the car issue-specifically of getting into the car and after she watched me try to coax him in using various means, she deducted that it isn't that he is fearful of getting in the car, but he is concerned that he won't be with me. So after many tries, when I was in the drivers seat and called him to get it, he jumped right in my lap. The solution to his being anxious when we went to the airport is to take him on longer rides and reward him with treats while in the car.
Today, I am thankful for our trainer! We have a three week break but have lots of work to do between now and the next class.
I am also thankful that some of our dear friends from Ca., who are out visiting their daughter's family for Thanksgiving, came up for a visit yesterday afternoon. They are both having some health issues and it was so unexpected to see them. WE love them dearly and are planning to go out for lunch or dinner this coming week with them.
Last night hubby and I watched Hunger Games; I think it was an interesting movie. Don't know that I need to watch another, but was glad I saw what all the hype is about. Today, hubby and I will head to the craft fair that I was planning on attending yesterday, to look for Christmas-stocking stuffers.
I hope you have a joyous day and don't forget to give thanks today.
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