Monday, February 8, 2010

Elective - Companionship

Companionship falls under the “Citizen” part of Extracurricular Activities, along with Basic Manners and Excursions. The three are very much intertwined, and teasing one out from the others is proving to be rather difficult. I possibly should have arranged them differently, and after I try writing up one or both of the other two, I might eventually do so.

But for now, here it is.

To create this Elective, I started with my “Fairy Tale” from the other day, putting in activities that I personally want to do with my dogs. As this is a personal list, I don’t know if it’s that useful for anyone else, but here it is anyway.

Once again, this is not supposed to be Obedience.

While I do expect the leash to remain reasonably loose and the dog to show some level of self-control, that’s about it. Likewise, it is not Basic Manners (meeting people, sitting for petting, etc.) which is a different Elective.

Finally, it is not Excursions (which is pretty much what it sounds like) although there will probably be some overlap between the two electives.

What most likely will happen is that, once Spring approaches with it’s longer days and nicer weather, I will work on all three at the same time.

Note: This is a draft version, subject to change without notice.

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2 comments:

Wendy Krehbiel said...

Great list - I just have to make a bit of fun of you for having your dogs impeccably groomed before leaving the house - as if they aren't perfectly groomed at all times! :D

(For those who don't know me - my dogs are perpetually muddy and brushed infrequently)

BZ Training said...

Petting a clean, soft, sweet-smelling dog is one of life's simple pleasures.

Of course, your dogs have a lot more fun (hence the mud) then mine do. :)