Saturday, July 24, 2010

Boon's Work-Ethic

Tonight, my Boon is exhausted. We got up fairly early this morning, and then set out for our new training adventure: Canine Good Citizenship Training. Training sessions take place outside, under a pavilion. Though the sun was not beating down on my big boy, the humidity of Hotlanta was extremely evident.

At the beginning of our training time, Boon was excited and eager. With focus and enthusiasm, he met some new dog friends and learned some new moves. After an hour of training, the heat had a wilting effect on this 90-lb. puppy. When it came time to show what he had learned, Boon's focus and stamina had completely waned. Greatly distracted by his fatigue, commands seemed to barely register. When told to "Sit", he sat and then went "Down"...with no intention of getting up anytime soon. Further commands were met with a you-don't-really-mean-it-do-you? look. So, needless to say, we have quite a bit of homework to do. Most of which, we will need to work on outside so that Boon can get better acquainted with the humidity of Hotlanta's summer.

Though the heat drained my Boon companion, I was so proud of how hard he worked today. Tonight, he is taking every opportunity to rest...this is a good thing, for come Monday, we will be practicing again...outside. Poor Boon~