Thursday, April 26, 2007
Me & Socks
Hi, my name is Brax. I am a guide dog in training. I am 10 months old. I will go back to the guide dog school in October for my Professional training. My breed is a Goldadore (lab x golden), and I'm a male.
Souteastern Guide Dogs in FL breeds and trains Labs, Golden Retrievers, Smooth Coat Collies, Hungarian Vizslas, Austrailian Shepherds, and Goldadores. All Goldadores, male and female, will be spayed or neutered. They only do a one-generation cross, and this is to try and preserve the good temperment and trainability of both breeds while lessening the likelyhood of hip problems and other medical issues.
My trainer is a 12 year old girl; I go everywhere with her. I've been all around town this past winter. I have been to the Library, the Nursing home , Wal-Mart, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, many other stores. I even got a tour of Ford dealer's service department. I get to go on lots of field trips. I must be exposed to all environments and situations so that when I am a working guide dog I will not shy away or react poorly.
My buddy is a black and white cat named Socks. I hear at the school I will have cats as buddies also.
P.S. - The school needs more puppy raisers. To find out more go to http://www.guidedogs.org/