Sunday, September 22, 2013

LEXI is a canine good citizen...

It was a challenge for any dog handler to put their pup through their paces in the prevailing weather conditions yesterday.

As the sun tried to peep through the clouds, the wind piped up and gusted continuously.  We buttoned up against the chilly breeze and watched dust twirls emerge and dance about the fields.

From a dog's point of view, I would imagine this to be very exciting.  What interesting news in the breeze that blew across their snouts. Perhaps it wasn't the ideal day for dog obedience assessments.  But hey, we were there and ready.

 We set off for McKaynine's training grounds with lots of time to spare - hoping to settle Lexi before the formal grading began. She was in good spirits - quite hyped in the windy conditions. It took extra effort to try and keep her attention - not to mention the irritating ear-infection which she's got at the moment.

  Despite all of this, I am proud to say that she managed to achieve her 
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (BRONZE) grading.
Well done, Lexi!
I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
 "So Lexi, are you going to behave today?"
 "But Mom, there are squeaky toys and dust twirls everywhere!"
 "That's right, be a good girl and stay there while the other doggies walk around you."
"Come on Lexi, heel!  No, not prance...heel!"
 Excellent 'Down Stay! Well done, Lexi!
"Okay Lexi, it's time for your 'supervised isolation exercise."
 "Where are you going, Mom?"
 "Hey Mrs examiner, look she's back! BOL!"
 Lexi finds her preferred seating arrangement.
 CONGRATULATIONS LEXI, YOU PASSED!
 Time for a well deserved snooze.
Beautiful Canine Good Citizen!
"QUILLQUEST: PRINCESS AURORA"

But to us, simply "Lexi"!
 

Many thanks to all the crew at McKaynine Training Centre.  You guys are simply awesome.  We really appreciate your dedication and commitment towards making our dogs good canine citizens.  Thank you too for making the classes fun and for your endless patience in imparting your knowledge.

Sending lotsaluv

7 comments:

harrispen said...

Congratulations little Lexi! Of course your mom helped you and did a great job too.

Millie & Walter

Bouncing Bertie said...

Well Lexi, I knew all along that you were a good citizen, and can't believe they made you take a test to demonstrate it. But you did get a nice rosette, so congratulations anyway!
Toodle pip!
Bertie (who lives in a land where it is almost always windy).

Mitch and Molly said...

Congratulations to you and your mom, Lexi! You are a great team and we're so very proud of you!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

The Life of Riley said...

CGC is a team effort, so congratulations to you both!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Good job Lexi
I knew you could do it- and you did!
love
tweedles

24 Paws of Love said...

What an awesome job Lexi! We are all so proud of you.

Could you do me a favor though???

Could you quit growing up so fast? :)

What happen to that little puppy?

Congratulations Lexi! You are a canine citizen.

Mrs. JP said...

She deserved that nap, wow! Well done to both of you.