(This is when we were puppies.)
Well, that's what we are. Obedience. School. Drop-outs.
We went. We tried. We quit. hahaha
Here's the story:
We went to PetSmart to obedience school. Mom and Dad took us the first time. The second time Dad had to work so Mom and her roomie (our Aunt Jenn) took us. Well, it went horribly. We would not listen and the lady was obviously frustrated with us. (Mom thought that was very unprofessional of her.) Then, Mom is telling her something about how we refused to walk on a leash and would just sit down or stand and plant our feet and not walk, but if she let us off the leash we would walk right along with her. Now, Mom knew (and still knows) this is not s good idea. She knows us Doxies are very stubborn and have minds of our own and should not really be trusted off-leash. However, she was simply telling the lady that this was the only way she could get us to walk. The lady says to Mom (and very loudly and in front of all the other parents and puppies, I might add) "I would NEVER allow my dogs off leash. That is stupid. You should NEVER do that. I would NEVER allow that." (She continued to go on and on about how her dogs aren't ever allowed off-leash and blah blah blah...) Mom finally looked at her and said, "Well, it's a good thing these aren't YOUR dogs, then, isn't it? These are my dogs and I am doing the best I can. I came here for help. There is no need to raise your voice at me."
We never went back. Mom was so embarrassed. Aunt Jenn said she thought the lady was way out of line... especially to tell Mom that "that is stupid"... that's like calling Mom stupid. Now, Mom knows she is not rocket scientist. She also is happy to admit when she's wrong and when she doesn't understand things. Mom also is not an uneducated person. She went to college and is working on her master's. She's no dumby. She also does lots of research on things for us to better our lives and health. It really hurt her feelings that the lady acted that way.
When Mom told Dad about the incident he was very upset. Dad made the final decision and said, "we won't be going back there." Dad wouldn't even shop at that PetSmart location. Mom and Dad also talked about it and decided that they didn't really care if we could come when a clicker was clicked and that they didn't plan to "treat" us every time we did something right. They also don't care if we know how to "sit", "roll over", "shake", or anything else. They wanted us as pets and companions. Basic commands really aren't necessary for us to live together peacefully. We're just glad we didn't have to go back to that mean lady!