I was so proud of my dog Baxter the other day. I took him with me to Freeport and had several short errands to do while there. One was stop and say hello to a friend. While I was there I asked if I could use her for a training session with Bax, she said sure. Also at her home where two grandchildren. I have never taken Bax into someones home before and I thought this would be a good test for him. I told them all that I would most likely have to take him in and out a hundred times before he understood what he had to do especially with kids there.
I went out and got Baxter, walked to their door and knocked. The granddaughter opened the door for us and stepped back. I told Bax to sit on the carpet in front of the door and lo and behold HE DID. I gave him the command to sit and stay. I got so giddy I could hardly stand it. I kept saying I can't believe he is doing it. I remember once hearing Cesar the dog whisper say dog need to know what is expected of them. I went into this with that attitude, like here you are, a new place, just sit and look for a while. I told the kids after about 10 or 15 minutes that I would release him from staying. Baxter ran around looking and checking it all out. He is such a chicken about things I was happy to see him checking out stuff. His butt was wiggling harder than I have seen it for a while. It still makes me laugh when I see him wiggle like that. Being a Bulldog he has a little screw type of a tail. Not to good for wagging. But the effort he puts into it is something to see. There is no question that he is one happy dog.
I was so glad it went as well as it did and I hope to take him there again and see how visit number two goes. We went to the dog park later when I was done with the errands and heading home. He ran and played with the other dogs, got some petting from dog owners and was ready to go home. Such a simple life, he always seems so happy. Wiggling that little butt of his. He makes us all happy.