Bernie C. is an educated fella.
He has a diploma. He graduated from a highly recommended obedience school.
He almost failed the final exam though.
When I told him “Come!” he ran to me so quick and happy that I thought these weeks of training really worked.
He ran towards me really fast. He ignored all these challenging temptations on his way to me. He didn’t stop for beautiful squeaky toys or wonderfully smelling treats laying on the floor on my way to me.
However, when he reached me, Bernie C. didn’t stop and continued to run out to the exit door of the store…
So, he almost failed and could have graduated without a merit of diploma.
Looking back at his finals in the school, now I think that it wasn’t bad that he didn’t have a perfect score.
Once in a while, I have to repeat his obedience lessons.
Had he scored perfectly at graduation back then, he would say now:
“No more schooling please – I am a cum laude grad of an Ivy League obedience school!”
Dogs are dogs. People are people.
We all forget our lessons regardless of our score in studies.
Sometimes, we all need a continuing education session here and there.
Bernie C. approved my word of wisdom