Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Ellie here at the keyboard again to tell you all how my first "obedience" class went. 

Thanks to everyone for all the support!  I particularly liked the advice I got from Pearl and also from Tiffy ;)  I am a free spirit and shouldn't be shackled down with mundane things like listening to what mom and dad are saying!

So anyway, Dad took me to class and mom met us there.  There were huge thunderstorms moving through the area at the time, so mom & dad blamed my erratic behaviour on the storms...

I am a very vocal pug and like to let all the other humans and doggies know that I have arrived.  To make sure I was not forgotten by anyone, I made sure I barked throughout the entire time we were there.  The instructor started talking to the class about nuisance barking and he kept pointing at me.  I am NOT a nuisance, who does this guy think he is anyway!!

This is the only picture that mom was able to snag during class...

To show my disdain at being taken to this class, I pooped just a little bit everytime I barked.  Oh, and I was sitting/standing on mom when I did all of this.  She was not happy with me when she saw what I was doing and put me down so she could clean off her shirt (yeah, good luck with that!!  BOL!!!!).  I then managed to smear some poop on her jeans as well.  Even after all of this they told me that we would be going to class again next week!

Mom and dad were listening intently to the instructor and were ignoring my barking.  However, whenever I quit barking for a bit, mom and dad would love on me and I would get treats for being a good girl.  Those treats are yummy and I am now torn between keeping my spirit free or being a good girl and listening to mom & dad and getting treats.  What's a little pug girl to do???


  1. As much fun as the "free spirit" thing is, being good gets you lots more treats. I'm VERY good (most of the time), and I score treats on a regular basis. The added bonus is that I get to participate in a lot more dog/human activity because I'm so good.

    And I'm proof that you can be "good" and a DIVA at the same time.

  2. Good advice from Gracie above! However, please keep your "free spirit" personality.

    Don't you just love those extra treats at school?

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  3. Bet you are the shining star of the class
    Benny & Lily

  4. Ellie, I am going to enjoy this immensely! It sounds like your free spirit might prevail after all! However, I do really like treats. The trick to obedience class is to get your humans giving you treats when you want them!


  5. Ellie
    I think you and me might have something in common. (barking) tee hee hee
    I love that you are a free spirit,,, so stay wild and free little one!

  6. Ellie.... sounds like we gots a rebel on our hands! You can be free spirited and listen to mom. What yous do is be free spirited half the times and the other times you listen to mom.


  7. hi ellie!
    oh you will love school once you get over the first day jitters. :)
    i am so proud of you for going!

  8. Always go for the treats!!!

  9. Oh, remind me of a young ME!

    Lick ya later!


  10. BOL! Well I guess you made your feelings clear to your Mom Hahahhahahahaha! You're too much Ellie BOL!

    Waggin at ya,

  11. Oh goodness, Ellie - you're such a troublemaker! :)


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