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I am a male yellow Lab. My birth date is September 4th 2011. I am in training to be a guide dog for the blind. (guide dog school -Southeastern Guide Dogs) I'm my raiser's fifth guide dog puppy. She will keep me for (about) 1 year, then I will head off to harness training! Please feel free to follow my blog and keep up with: Brandon's Life... As a guide dog in training

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Angora goat

Guess what!

My trainer's Angora goat kidded yesterday(Angora goats have soft curly hair).
The baby was a boy who doesn't yet have a name but my trainer is thinking about naming it Baasudee which is Japanese for Birthday.

We have another goat who is hopefully going to kid tonight.



Frankie

Friday, March 28, 2008

Puppy meeting-1 photos

This is Ralph, he is going back to the
guide dog school in May
(my trainer babysat him last year)


Learning 'sit" (I am the first dog)


















My trainer and Otto


the command 'down"


















Frankie

Puppy meeting-1

Hey guys,

My first puppy training meeting was last night. I had a blast playing with all the dogs and also doing obedience. I am still a young puppy so I didn't do perfect but I am learning quickly. Then they told us to swicth dogs and try to get a dog you have never worked before so I worked with another trainer and my trainer got to work with the Aussie!! His name is Otto he joined our group I think in Nov 07.
Don't forget to check out the puppy meeting-1 photos.

Frankie

Monday, March 24, 2008

Elaine

Me & Elaine
It is now time for kidding season, (baby goats!) our first doe has kidded and it is a girl. Since my trainer owns it, she gets to name it, so the cute baby Alpine's name is Elaine. I will put pictures on of more baby goats once they are born.
Frankie
She took MY crate

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Toy holder


My toy box is really unusually. Since I grab the basket and eat the handle, I wasn't aloud to have it. So... my toy box is now a large cast iron bowl!

The picture shows what the bowl "toy container" looks like. I am hoping to get a post done with pictures of me meeting the animals soon.
Frankie

Monday, March 17, 2008

Light rail Photos

Look an eyeball, we are seeing EYE dogs!!
F is for Frankie


















Well.. it would be fun if it moved
Me giving kisses to a guy in a not-so-scary mask















After all of that walking I need a rest

My trainer switched dogs for a little while



This is the train we rode on.
Frankie

Light Rail (train)

I have now been to my first guide dog field trip!!!
I didn't see any of my siblings there but I still had fun. After our trainer's got tickets we all waited for the train then got on and went downtown, it was really crowded on the train and off since there was a Saint Patrick's parade and the some ball tournament. We went into a kids library and I got to ride the elevator up to see lots of neat books. We walked around for awhile, listened to bagpipes and then a drum corp. Then our trainers ate pizza and we dogs rested. After that we all said goodbyes and went on our own ways after we got off the train again. Hope you like the photos.

Frankie

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sit

Sit is the first command my trainer is working on teaching me. Down will be next.

Frankie

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Photo

Here is a photo of me right out of the kennels, and then a photo of my sister Singita out of the kennel.
I am still hoping to put more on so keep checking!

Brax

This is my sister Singita

And you know who this is!!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

New coat

Now to add the guide dog logo...

My coat they gave my trainer was a coat for a full grown dog not a 10 week old puppy. They said hopefully they will get some puppy coats in this week. So I figured instead of waiting for a small coat I could just find my own.
You don't mind pink for a coat do you!


Frankie

In harness

I look so formal.

Hey guys,

This picture was taken of me when I was 6 weeks old it was at the guide dog school down in FL. My trainer has already put it in a frame so this is a picture of a picture. I think the purple hair scrunchy is to show I am a girl.
Enjoy

Frankie




Friday, March 7, 2008

Biltmore

My trainer's family took me to the Biltmore house today. Yes it was a long walk through the house and would really tire out a little puppy like me in just minutes. Well... it didn't because I was carried they WHOLE way though the Biltmore house and even on the "behind the scenes" tour. My trainer has 2 pictures of me there. Hope you like them!

Frankie



I like riding in the wagon.



I am soo cute being carried!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Me & my toy

I like sneaking up on my toy!

Frankie

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Brax

I am the dog in the middle

Hey,

My trainer didn't go down to the school for the guide dog Walk-A-thon because she wasn't aloud to get me from the school or the new puppy since they weren't aloud out from the school till after the Walk-A-thon. Well some other people got some pictures of me.
I will put more on once I get them.

Brax

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Book Hound

Me at the library















Read any good books lately?

Frankie

I'm tired

I really like my crate
You know you're tired when you can't even get out of bed in the morning!



Frankie

Monday, March 3, 2008

I love my trainer!

Trying to teach my trainer to lead.

Frankie

Sunday, March 2, 2008

I'm here!



Hi guys,

My name is Frankie for all that don't know. I was picked up and met my trainer for the first time around 3:00pm today, I went in EarthFare(a grocery store) then to their care group. Now I am home snuggling up in the dog bed. If you heard that my trainer was wanting a original/creative/different name and hopefully some different markings than all the other dogs, well she got the name and I also have ears that look like the tips were dipped in chocolate!!
Enjoy the photos

Frankie
My trainer giving me kisses
Me riding in the buggy at Earth Fair















Me sleeping on the dog bed












Saturday, March 1, 2008

TRANING!!!

Hey guys,

I just told you a couple days ago that I passed my x rays and am starting my training, well... I am HALF way though my training and doing really good. I keep going faster and faster and passing my siblings. I think I am going to graduate soon!!

Oh and my trainer is picking up the puppy around 2 or 3 tomorrow afternoon instead of the evening. And she just found out she is getting the loudest of the litter!!

Brax