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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, April 28, 2008

"Go get it"

The command "go get it". You do a "sit stay", then "okay go get it".

Frankie

video

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Puppy class 2

Can you believe it has already been 1 month!
Well this puppy class was a little different, after doing some obedience and watching (not chasing) some balls roll by us really fast. We had a contest, there were 2 lines and a water cup in front(10 feet away) and each team had a spoon, well you had to dip your spoon in the water cup right beside you then walk(or if you dare run) to the cup that is 10 feet away and dump the water in. Well it was taking forever, (definitely when some dogs decided to jump up and drink the water), so we stopped and the water wasen't even 3 inches full! But our team had the most water so we won!!! I don't have that many good photos but I at least have a couple.


Frankie


Sit stay

Waiting in line for the water game












Thursday, April 24, 2008

BRAX PHOTO!!

Brax(me) in Harness

Hey guys,

Here is a picture of me in harness at the guide dog school(one that is more recent than the ones my trainer has!). It is the only one they will get of me since there are more then 100 other dogs they have there. But if I graduate then my trainer (was trainer) can get some pictures!


Brax

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fashion show

This picture was taken
by a friend of mine.
Me getting ready to go
down the runway.

My trainer modeled in a fashion show with a shirt her friend made, since her friend had to leave town for a funeral. My trainer decided to take me with her, but when she tried to take me on the lighted runway I got scared and didn't move. I know the garment was judged prior to the show, but I still think that my helping my trainer model the shirt is why it won second!! And the talent show my trainer entered won second to!

Frankie

Monday, April 21, 2008

4 Months

I have reached 4 months. I was born Dec 18 '07; if I keep growing this fast I will be a working guide dog soon!
Now about my food bowls... they look horrible, someone (without saying names) has been trying to get the bowl out of the holder, so there are teeth marks (doesn't mean it HAD to be a dog's teeth) all over the top of the bowl.

Frankie

Friday, April 18, 2008

Angora goat 2!

Cate

The next and last Angora goat is here.
It is a girl named Cate. She was born last Saturday night, and is now up and jumping around.

Frankie

Easter


Happy late Easter guys!

My trainer just got the picture of me with the Easter bunny in March, so now I can post it! since our scanner is not working my trainer got a picture of it so it might be a little bit lopsided.


The fashion show is tonight, that my trainer's sister is entering. So photos will come soon.

Frankie

Phase Three!!

Me at my going away party in January

I am in now in phase three! It is the last phase of training. I will "be exposed to cars coming very close and appearing to run me over (it's a well coordinated exercise between the trainers): Heavy traffic in downtown Tampa. It's the big leagues now, and many dogs will get weeded out in this phase." If I make it, I could be ready for class in another couple of months!!

Brax

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Healthy Kids Day

My doing "down stay" with Hannah


Hi guys!
I went to the YMCA for the H.K.D program. I was there letting kids pet me for 1 hour. I got lots of kids' attention and even some adults'! I had lots of fun and my trainer got some pictures of me and another guide dog, Hannah.




Frankie









My giving Hannah a kiss

then a hug!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Candy!!

The baby goats #1 and #2 have names now! #1 is being named Peppermint Pattie(Pattie for short), and #2 will be named Milky Way. Thanks everyone for some great name ideas!

I am going on a guide dog field trip this Saturday to the YMCA for the Healthy Kids Day program. I will try to remind my trainer to bring her camera to take pictures.

Frankie

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Lead

This is what my chain lead looks like.

I have now started using a chain lead instead of the nylon pink lead I was using.
My trainer keeps saying that I was chewing on my lead, so that is why she has started using the chain lead. She is hoping that since I can't chew through it I won't chew on it at all(like that's going to happen!!).

Frankie

Thursday, April 3, 2008

YMCA

My trainer took me with her and her family to the Y to go work out. Well my trainer soon got on the treadmill and decided that if I wanted I could join her! Well being the puppy who likes to try new things I jumped on with her and started walking. Then I soon realized that the treadmill was really boring, because it takes you nowhere. But the few minutes I was on it walking my trainer's sister got a video and some pictures. So here is the movie...

Frankie

video

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Twin girls!

My trainer's goat, Trig, kidded at 12:30 today. She had twin girls that look almost the same. They were in the house for a while and I got to play with them. The babies (also known as #1 & #2) still don't have names, so if you have any good ideas for girls leave a comment with your idea.

Frankie
#1
#2