I have been feeling awfully worried. You see, I am taking my Canine Good Citizen test on Saturday — unless there is rain — and I am starting to feel nervous about it.
It is going to be at the park with the lake, which is probably the most exciting place I know. And all of my pack walk buddies are going to be there. Usually I am pretty calm about being around other dogs, but my pack walks are the most exciting thing and it is pretty hard for me to be on my best behavior when I am hanging out with the pack walk pups.
What if I don’t pass? It is going to be hard with so many distractions and no treats to keep me going. Maybe mom will be sad? I don’t think so. She told that I am a very good pup and she loves me no matter what, but still…
And if I am not a good citizen, does that mean I am a bad citizen? Maybe I am not a citizen at all? What if I have to go back to puppy jail? No no, mom would never let that happen in a billion years.
We have been practicing a lot. Mom takes me to the lake twice a day now so I can work on being relaxed there. It seems to be working. We even went in the rain this morning, which mom didn’t see to mind at all, but I did not like a bit. But I was still a good boy.
Even with all the practice, I’ve been having a hard time not worrying about the big test. Then mom said, “Hey Remy, why don’t you ask all of your clever blogging friends what they do when they feel worried?” Mom can be really smart sometimes.
So what do you do to relax when something is making you nervous?