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Training Maggie My Newfoundland Dog

Taking Maggie to obedience training school once week was a lot of fun for both of us and she really enjoyed being with all the other dogs. She knew exactly where we were going and got so excited each week to go to The Best Behaved Dog Academy.

She caught on quite fast and I was told by one of the instructors that once a Newf learns how to do something they’ll always remember what they’ve learnt and not to make them practice too much or they’ll get bored very quickly and lose focus.

Everyday we’d go across the street to the park and practice what we’d learned.

After class one day one of the instructors Gail Bishop who owned the dog kennels where we trained asked me if I’d like to come and work at the kennels with her and she’d teach me everything she knew and also teach me how to groom.

I started working there the very next day and I have to say it was one of the most full filling jobs I’ve ever had.

This was written for Six Sentence Story.

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  1. Kristi #

    I love Newfies! Good dog, Maggie!

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    May 8, 2019
  2. That’s great to know about Newfs, and i’m glad fun with your dog led to a fulfilling job.

    Liked by 1 person

    May 8, 2019
  3. Violet’s comments gives me pause to think about our first dog, Ola. However I totally agree with her. (Violet, not Ola). Well, I always agreed with Ola, Violet I am just getting to know.
    Ola was great at what they called the ‘Obedience Training’* I was not so good at it.
    But Ola was a perfect dog so, naturally, despite how un-interested she appear during the training, on Final Exam day, she was perfect.
    (Once I was given the diploma, we both ran for the car and drove off smiling.)

    *which, in reality, would better be described as Cooperation Training.

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    May 8, 2019
  4. Hélène - Willow Poetry #

    Maggie is beautiful. Lovely six sentence, Susan

    Liked by 1 person

    May 8, 2019
  5. That was a doggone good six, Susan.

    Liked by 1 person

    May 8, 2019

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