Spring Training

This week, with all the thunderstorms passing through the Midwest, we seem to stuck in the “April Showers” part of Spring. However, this past weekend, Sid and I were able to enjoy a rain-free, clear, sunny day at River Park – named as such because it is adjacent to a stretch of the Chicago river.

Sid was super excited because I had brought the bag of baby carrots along so we could do some Spring training. He’d gotten a little rusty being cooped up most of the winter. We began the training session with some of the basic moves – like “down“.

When I don’t have a treat in hand, Sid will eventually lie down, but he does so very begrudgingly – or sometimes he’ll just sit and dip his head really low (it’s actually extremely adorable). But today, when presented with a b.c. as a reward, Sid fully descended tout de suite.

Next we tried “stay” and “come“.

Here I come! Now where’s my treat?

Finally we worked on the “jimmy” – the adorable move made famous by Puglet.

You’re almost there, Sid, just get your head a tiny bit lower.

There we go! Don’t forget to turn those bright eyes up…

 

Perfect! I think a look that cute deserves FIVE b.c.’s!

P.S. Thank you all for advice / suggestions re: Sid’s “barking problem“. The DAP Diffuser arrived a couple days ago and it’s been plugged in ever since. I also have put some soft classical music on the radio whenever I go out for a while. So far, things have been good!

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6 Responses to “Spring Training”

  1. avatar Noodles Says:

    Hmmmmmm. Sid I think you just OUT-FRANKED Frank!
    It was so warm yesterday and because my Mommy #1 worked from home she let me outside for a long while. It was wonderful. Everything smells so sweet right now.
    Love Noodles

  2. avatar Payton's mom Says:

    That look! I would have given you 10 bc’s for that. 😉
    Love,
    Christy

  3. avatar Meredith LeBlanc ૐ (@MeredithLeBlanc) Says:

    Sid, we’d give you the whole bag of bc’s. Le sigh…

    ♥♥♥
    Meredith & Scarlet

  4. avatar Idaho PugRanch Says:

    Oh my you have that “jimmy” down good Sid. Yes this not so springy spring has really messed with training time for me too.
    I am supposed to be learning weave poles but hard to do that in the house when it’s snowing, or raining or the wind is blowing 87 miles an hour.
    hugs
    Greta
    Bailey & Hazel too

  5. avatar Eddie the Pug Says:

    Oh! Those eyes and that gaze…on the next cover of GQ, I mean PQ?

  6. avatar urban hounds Says:

    Give that Jimmy look to the neighbors if they dont melt then I suggest they are NOT human and your parents must be very careful. I am glad that the DAP seems to be working and all that classical music is gonna make you even smarter and more cultured (if thats possible)
    urban hounds

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