Originally uploaded by Laura & the pack.

Sam gave me a cool ice-cream maker for Christmas last year. I thought great I can burn calories making it to justify eating it. Then I decided to train the dogs to make it for me instead. Which would explain why they are fit and I am not! This illustrates the philosophy that obedience training is about communicating with your dog. The goal is not to win a title, the goal is to be able to enjoy your pet as a member of the family. Chewy by the way expected and got a fair portion of the finished product.

The TRICKS class starting in Hampstead in Early January 2010 usually starts with practicing handler skills, by shaping the dogs behavior to make ice cream for us.  Lets hope for a warm spell in the middle of winter.  call to register for our upcoming tricks class or email Laura at lauratotis@gmailcom