A few days later my trainer and her family went to go see Bolt, it was really good, I even watched the screen for a little while!
She also gave me a waterproof toy!! (it is
You have heard of people riding cows, and
You have heard of statues that aren't real,
what about statues that are real!!
It has been a while since I updated my blog (1 week!!) so I will be doing a couple posts on updates.
But for know this post is about "baths" everybody knows you have to take a bath sometime, but why can't our trainers give me a bath I like? I mean mud baths, dirt baths, pool baths, creek baths, snow baths, and I could go on forever. But baths aren't meant to be in tub! Of course my trainer doesn't think like I do so she goes with the tub baths. I have always hated baths and always refuse to get in the tub, so my trainer started bringing treats and gave me one every time I get in. But since I get treats often it isn't that much of a "treat" to me! So when she tries to bring me into the bathroom to get a bath I dig my claws into the carpet so she can't take me, it always ends in the bathtub though so whatever I do it never works. My trainer has been working with me on it and as the saying goes....
"stand, stay, heel"
"find the door, switch, find the stairs"
My trainer said I could send a kiss to my puppy raiser..
For those of you who are just checking out this blog WELCOME!
This blog follows the life of a guide dog in training.
I raise guide dogs for the blind out of Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto FL (http://www.guidedogs.org/).
The past dogs I've raised are: Brax, Frankie, Toby & Rudy (click the links under the header picture to read more about each one).
I'm currently raising my 5th guide dog puppy "Brandon"
(male yellow Lab - D.O.B. 9-4-11), who I recived on October 30th 2011.
I will keep Brandon for about 12-16 months, then he'll head
IFT (In For Training) back to the guide dog school for 6-8 months of training (plus evaulations) with "professinal" trainers and hopefully will then graduate with a blind person. *Please note though, that only 1 out of every 12 dogs will get "Carrer Changed" due to medical/training issues* I do currently have a guide dog puppy down at the guide dog school (Rudy) who is in "phase 3" (last phase of training) and will hopefully get placed with a blind person soon.
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