Zoey and Puppy Aplause class

 Message from Jacqueline Figas:

"Hi Annie,

Yes, please feel free to use my name.  Zoey’s birthday is April 18, 2008, and the class she was enrolled in is called
the Puppy Applause. They have 2 levels for those who want to continue, one is
Puppy 101 (a repeat of the first level)  and the other is Puppy Masters
(they add in a higher level of distraction). They told me I should put her in
Puppy Masters because she learns so fast and really listens well.  Yes,
you’re correct that Zoey and the standard poodle were "stars" in the class, and
in the final competition,  Zoey was paired with the standard poodle – Zoey
won hands down for coming when called (come-sit)  – she was the fastest.
She was already at my feet and sitting when the standard was only 1/3rd of the
way across the gym. (Maybe we should call her "lightening").    She
liked to run "figure 8s" around the gym during the leash-free puppy play, and
any puppies who got in her way she just jumped over them.

I should also mention this "competition" was a very fun, informal friendly
competition on the last night to see how the puppies had done with their 8 weeks
of training.  She was definitely outstanding!
Jacqueline Figas"