Saturday, February 28, 2009

My Boyfriends are Smart!

Two of my boyfriends, Roscoe and Riley, passed the Canine Good Citizen test this morning. They had to demonstrate that they could greet a friendly stranger nicely, sit politely for petting, be groomed, walk on a loose leash, walk through a crowd of people, do a sit, down and stay, come when called, sit politely to meet another dog, tolerate distractions and be left with a stranger for 3 minutes. They both did a great job.

Roscoe CGC

Riley CGC

Congratulations guys. Now they will go on to Therapy Dog class. They are both so friendly and sweet that I am sure that they will make great therapy dogs.

For those of you who are interested, Ambrose only peed 15 times yesterday. At this rate he will not get housetrained until 2012. Barbara says that all puppies do this and he won't have complete muscle control until about 16 weeks. She says I did the same thing but I do not think it is true. I was practically perfect as a puppy.

Ambrose is a fearless little guy and likes to walk through the woods with us and climb on logs and rocks.

He is also really good at destroying daffodils and crocuses.

We have had a few bitey face games, which have been fun, but it does not make up for his howling in his crate. He gets cranky in the evening and throws a temper tantrum when Barbara won't let him get on the couch with her. She puts him in time out for a few minutes (I think it should be for a few days) until he calms down. It is a lot of work being in charge of a puppy so I think I will take a nap while he is thrashing one of his little stuffies.


Tom and Tama-Chan said...

Hmmmm. Only 15 times, eh? He's getting there!

We have no doubt that you were a perfect puppy who never, ever peed where you weren't supposed to, Niamh.... just like me........

Congrats to your boyfriends. That's very impressive!

Your Friend,

Ludo van puppy said...

Looks like you has good taste! Good job to your boyfriends. Ambrose does seem a bit annoying, I is sure I did not need to go pee that much, but maybe I did. BOL!
He sure is cute though.
~lickies, Ludo

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Congrats on you friends earning their CGC's. I have got one also, Mommy was going to make me a therapy dog but I didn't qualify due to my illness. Puppy training is hard, Mommy is a puppy trainer and I help out a dog school, puppies are cute BUT.....I am glad I don't have one at home with me all day....
-Kira the beWootiful

Arikbo said...

Congratulations Roscoe and Riley!! Sounds like your boyfriends are quite the catch(s). Ambrose is sure adorable!! Good luck with the potty training.

Wags and Kisses
Haley & Bailey

Joey said...

Oh, Ambrose is so cute! It's amazing to think that he'll be as big as you, Niamh - or probably bigger - in only 5 or 6 months. Then he will only pee as many times a day as you do - we've almost gotten to that point with Zeke, and he's only 3 months old. Just keep having patience.

Your pal,

Maggie and Mitch said...

Congratulations to Roscoe and Riley! That's awesome!
Tell Ambrose not to go digging up any daffy bulbs! We hear they're poisonous!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Agatha and Archie said...

Ha ha 15 times....hoo boy......we are rolling over here(are your toys tightly locked?) As for the clicker stuff,maybe you have to be more mature to get it like 10 weeks or something..Love A+A he is really really adorabblethough......

Lorenza said...

Congratulations to Roscoe and Riley!
I'd love to play bitey face with you too!
Kisses and hugs

pointerpandemonium said...

Congratulations to your furiends!! They be very clever. Check out our blog next week for some related good news...we hope!

You be so tolerant of your brother!! I thinks you are doing a great job!! xx

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Niamh,

Sorry I haven't visited for ages - my humans were away overseas and only just got back. Hsin-Yi's father died and Paul's father was in hospital with a nasty thing called cancer - and then while they were away, we also lost Lemon! She died very suddenly in kennels and my humans were really shocked because she was a young, healthy cat. Anyway, so it was quite a sad home-coming. Hopefully, the rest of 2009 will be happier!

Hope you've been well - looking forward to catching up on your news!

Honey the Great Dane

Mango said...

I think puppies are kind of dumb, huh? They don't respect force fields and eat everything.

You will need some ear protectors against the pitiful howling.


Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oooh, 15 weewees....sounds like progress! He really is too cute :o)
Your boyfriends are clever guys...were they taking tips from you Niamh or were you distracting them by flirting? BOL!
Slobbers xx

Toffee said...

Congratulations to your friends on passing their CGC!! My dog sister, Bagel, also passed her CGC but we moved around so much with mom's studies that she did not get to do therapy.

I need to work on my manners towards other dogs before I can even consider CGC!

Amber-Mae said...

Oh yeah, boyfriends sure are smart! Ambrose looks like a very adventurous fella.

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

Chef said...

I'm very impressed with your taste in boyfriends! Good for them. Don't worry, Ambrose will be able to hold his bladder soon .. why don't you ask Barbara to take you out whenever he has to pee? Then you'll get so many walks - make it work to your advantage!! You and Ambrose are so beautiful. Kiss.Kiss.