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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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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A kiss or lick?

Comment on what you think!

Frankie

My trainer's sister & me,(#1)

My trainer's sister & me (#2)

BRAX'S PICTURE WITH OWNER!

Hey guys,

Since Brax has gone home with his new owner a week or two ago, and we aren't allowed to have contact(yeah not even me!) , I am doing a post for Brax.
Our scanner is still broken so I went to the guide dog site and Brax's photo is there, so go to:http://www.guidedogs.org/graduates.asp and the bottom picture is Brax(since he wasn't there for Puppy Raiser day he isn't in the top picture). My trainer got the picture in the mail yesterday and he is really big; he's grown since January!

Frankie

Monday, May 26, 2008

Convention, 3 days!!

I went to a convention last week for 3 whole days!! It was a really long drive so we stayed at a hotel.
It was my first hotel stay and it was really neat.
Since I am not allowed to sleep on a tie down yet(that would be a disaster!) we took the crate, and some of my toys: A pink camouflage toy, a bone, a weird twisted pink toy(down below in a picture), and a red squirrel squeaker toy. They are some of my favorite toys.

The convention had a lot of books there, so I spent a whole bunch of time laying down when my trainer was looking at books. And the last day I was there we met a working service dog that was a odd breed, German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix, he was really big and named Tank.


Frankie
Me and my neat toy in the hotel


Me waiting while my trainer looks at books














Tank, the 4 year old service dog

After all that walking, I crashed and took
forever to wake back up!












Monday, May 19, 2008

Flea Market

Hey guys!
I went to the FM Saturday for a guide dog field-trip and I had a lot of fun!
There were 2 other dogs there, Marcia and Angel...my sister! We all went different ways to explore the FM then could leave whenever we wanted. After we went through all of it, we saw my sister, and her trainer asked if we could take our coats off and play some for a reward,(like I deserve it!) So Angel and I got our coats off then played for half an hour or more!!
I had a really good time there, well, mostly because I got to play.


Frankie
Angel's on top of me!
Ha! now I am on top

Friday, May 16, 2008

THE PHONE CALL!!

Me and my trainer at the horse show.
Told by my trainer:


The phone call was last night at 6:24pm. I was really glad to hear from the lady Brax is with. She said that she has had 7 dogs over 35 years. So Brax is her 8th. She said Brax still has his silly side:










The new owner has balance problems so the dog they placed her with before Brax didn't work for her because he was too short. Brax was picked since he is tall. So when she trips he breaks her fall, or stabilizes her.

Today Brax will have his first airplane flight to go home.

Brax is doing real good with the lady and she says after the 3 months that I will be able to visit him! I miss him a lot and hope to get some pictures soon.

Love your trainer

Back to Brax now, I really like it down here at the school I even sleep in the dorms with my owner. I will be leaving to go to my new home today, and there, welcoming me, will be my new owners retired guide dog who is 8 years old.

Love

Brax

Monday, May 12, 2008

New collar


Don't you like the bubbles!



I am in the stage where I keep outgrowing my collars.

My trainer found this one for me at
Wal-mart on sale for only $1.60. Since I will out grow it next week it will turn into a goat collar for Cate.


Frankie


Happy Mothers Day

I can barely remember my mom.

She keeps getting fuzzier everyday







Frankie

Thursday, May 8, 2008

"Down Stay"

Doing the command "Down stay", see how well I behave!

Hope you like it.

Frankie

video

Never Mind

3 months old, face picture of Brax


The Airline wouldn't change the flight for my new owner(without making her pay lots of money).
So, I won't get to meet my puppy raiser after all. Which by the way, she was already making arrangements to come see me.
So no pictures, sorry.
Mabye in the future my puppy raiser can be a globe trotter and come visit me in my new home.

Brax

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Over 100!!

I have made it over 100 posts! (Well, with Brax's help that is).

Oh and at the bottom are some photos of the basket that was for holding my toys.


Frankie


The basket


And the handle

Update on FRANKIE

Me laying down, (this was just taken of me today).

Hi guys,

Now that Brax is letting me have a turn on the blog for all the attention and comments, I can give a update on ME.
I am doing really well so far as commands(only if you don't count "No" for biting), I already know "sit" "go get it" "down stay" and "sit stay" I am still learning "down", and "stand".
The next commands will be "switch" "heel" and "forward".
I will be putting some more movies of my training on soon. I also have been learning to sit at doors and stairs.


Frankie

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Just Kidding!!

Me at the airport for a field trip.(3 months old)

The blind person(aka my new owner) is staying for Puppy Raiser Day!(which I thought was graduation but it is the same day just called something different). Although the blind person will make it, I don't know if my puppy raiser will be able to make it. She is still tying to figure that out.
I will be living with a lady in Missouri.

If my puppy raiser goes to the PR-Day then I will post pictures.

Brax

Friday, May 2, 2008

PLACED!!!!

I know I just moved into phase three which is at least longer then 2 or 3 months. But there was somone that no other dog would match with so they pulled me out of phase 3 and now I am placed! I would be graduating(also called Puppy Raiser Day) in a week, but neither my new family or my puppy raiser can make it. My puppy raiser will hear from the blind person soon, and I will be able to (hopefully) meet my puppy raiser in a couple months!!
More detail and hopefully pictures later,
Love, the placed dog.

Brax