Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Caleb's 1st Training Class



Caleb got some new jewelry at his first obedience class. It is a pinch collar. I was a little surprised as I thought it was pretty severe looking but when I ran out to the car to grab my wallet look who walked like a good boy.

He did OK at class but I was clearly overwhelmed and frustrated. There were other dogs that were super off the hook. See I have a sneaky dog. He sits pretty during class but at home he has taken to peeing on my bed and taking a nice poop on Olivia's bed. The owner of the training school said he would have killed the dog. I feel at little better because I want to be a good dog mama but I wanted to kill him myself.

He refuses to lie down for me. No amount of chicken and force would do the trick. The teacher tells me Boxers are the worst dog to train to go down. Great! I am already at the end of my rope and I have a stubborn F'er.

At the end of class she points to me and the owner of a new yellow lab and tells us we need to give our dogs more exercise. To me specifically she asks how much exercise he gets-"and I don't mean outside in your back yard". So I answer not enough-today we walked 3-4 miles that is why he is this well behaved. She says- That is not enough. He needs to run. HUH? Like I can find just a bit more time in my day to run my freakin' dog now. Yeah I don't need to sleep so I might just get up at 6:30 and run. That will cover my running and his and I can go on with my day.

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40