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. 😉

  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.
    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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