Having designated this year as a completely handmade Christmas I have a giant pile of Christmas present projects cluttering up my apartment. That didn't leave me with a lot of time to get creative with my advent calendar but luckily I had the basics already covered thanks to Astrid over at Red, Red, Completely Red. I participated in her second annual advent tea swap and received some delightful parcels of different teas in the mail. I picked up some mini wooden pegs from Joanns (why is it that miniaturizing makes everything cuter?!), printed off some advent numbers and clipped them all up to some twine hung across my kitchen window.
The pooches get to join in too as, on the back of the numbers I've written some training for us to work on each day. Some are new tricks, others are behaviors they already know but can always do with some reinforcement or extra challenge.
Billy's list: down-stay, pray, beg, leave it, drop it, bow, sit-stay, under arrest, roll over etc.
Flower's list: down, sit-stay, touch, twirl, crate etc.