with the dog, and I had to go to another meeting and couldn't be there to watch. My husband (who does very little with this dog because he has his own) had to stay with her. Right now because it was all new dogs and young kids, the parents are right there with the kids helping out. It wasn't any heeling or anything, just sits, attention getting, handling the dogs feet, face, ears, etc. My daughter thought it was awesome, and the dog didn't embarrass my husband any. He was actually afraid that since I wasn't there, the dog would act like a fool and get her kicked out of the club (which wouldn't happen but he's always thinks the worst). Since I'm helping out with the club, I showed up to set up and he was at the far end of the barn doing obedience with the dog who was really paying attention to him.
My daughter is the youngest kid, with the youngest dog, and I got an email today from the main leader saying that he was typically wild for a 9 month old in a new place full of dogs, but was actually light years ahead of the other new dogs. He will sit, down, (and wait), heel somewhat, and "here" to my daughter about 90% of the time.
I was so worried about him being too wild and too big, but the leader said by August she thinks they will be an amazing pair to watch.
The main leader talked about learning the breeds to the kids and handed out a Canine Chronicle magazine to each of them, and 2 to my daughter for some reason and at breakfast this morning we were going through the dogs already. My daughter is addicted to this stuff.