tonight we took maia to her first manners class! as it turns out, there are only three doggies in the class, and i’m totally psyched about that because i feel like it means each of us will get lots of attention. yay! maia did pretty well tonight; she has some greeting-exuberance issues and she demonstrated them when she met the trainer (who, of course, had a jar of treats strapped to her hip), but overall she was really mellow and she seemed to pick up on the few things we started learning tonight.
i think she thought the whole thing was pretty goofy, actually, because she basically hung out in a room with her people, two other dogs, some more people, and ate a million treats. her class is based on positive reinforcement and clicker training, so tonight we started with the basics: connecting the clicker with a reward, learning to look when we call her name, and sitting. while sitting is a basic thing for most dogs, it’s actually pretty entertaining (and somewhat rare) for greyhounds, so that was good for a few laughs. we have some homework to do this week, so she’s sure to see a bunch more treats in her future!
please note that this post was still about food, even if it was food for doggies.