Ruby's first public appearance

Ruby with her first Kennel Club Certificate

I know why I love dog training. Especially clicker training. It’s because it is so much fun and it works.

Yesterday (Saturday 16th September 2017) was Ruby’s first public appearance. I took a chance on letting her join her sister Roxy (who is 5), plus Lola and Florence from the club to take part in a local event promoting local clubs and activities. We were set to do a series of mini training demos ranging from loose lead walking, recalls, tricks and Fun Flyball. The activities are all based on Good Citizen Dog Training and are things that we regularly do at the Friendly Dog Club.

First up was our heelwork!

Ruby was demonstrating how you start the training. How the owner should hold the lead, where hands, dog and treat should all be placed. If  you're working on this yourself with your dog then you can find helpful information about this in our dog training app, The Basics. Ruby was very excited and wanted to say hello to everyone, but once in the arena with her sister and friends she was focused and totally showing off her skills. She walked neatly by my side, sitting straight and waiting for her click and treat (for a job well done).

What a star! At 5 months even I was impressed with her.

Ruby is pictured with her first Kennel Club Certificate awarded for passing the Puppy Foundation Assessment.

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