I go up to petco about once a week to buy something either dog food, cat food, cat litter, crickets (lizard), or some bully sticks and I always bring Pandora with me, sometimes with one of the others but Pandora LOVES petco and everybody there knows her by name. She first goes up to the cashier and hands out her paw and gets a treat.
Anyway, this past trip I was low on dog food and was also planning a trip to dallas so I bought 2 33lb bags of solid gold and dropped Pandora's leash while trying to carry this load and she stayed right by me of course and sat right by me while in line.
One of the managers came up and commented on how well behaved she is every time she's in the store and said they had a dog training position open and if i was interested to come in and talk with her, so I did.
I've never been fond of some of the chain store training but I do want to do something with animals and I figure this will be a great way to get to experience all sorts of issues with other dogs. So, i'm excited and to think my dog got my the job.
I will only work there part time because I have another full time job that keeps most of my attention (retail
) but anyway, im excited.
I go up to the shelter a few times a month and try to teach the dogs at least "sit, stay, come" and sometimes even some fun tricks like shake or crawl. It also lets me learn the dogs personality a bit so the people there have a bit more to tell someone interested in that dog. I just want to expeirence as much as I can with dogs that Im not familiar with to maybe give me some experience.