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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, September 21, 2009

Downtown guide dog meeting

My trainer took me to the downtown guide dog meeting on Saturday morning.
2 of my siblings were there (Rocky & Duchess), and also 2 adult dogs (they will be returning to school in November!).
There is also a new guide dog puppy that might come to our group sometime(he is in one of our groups, but is still from SEGD).
He would love for you to check out his blog:
http://camerontheguidedog.blogspot.com/ -he is soo cute!
Back to me,
I had a blast at my guide dog meeting, I got to meet lots of new people and things(including a "dragon"!), so our group leader teamed us up into 2 dogs in a group. Another dog, "Kukla," and I teamed up. We also had a "puppy raiser to be" come with us, and she took turns working with me or Kukla. I thought she was nice!!

At one point we were taken on and off a bus, my trainer said it was to practice "boarding" a bus. I didn't get it, we didn't even sit down?!?

What we were doing was sort of scavenger hunt for "exposures" that our trainers can write down on our evaluations.

After about a hour of walking around downtown doing some training, we all met at a pizza place to eat lunch at (of course not us dogs).
My trainer was given a prize, and next week will be given a PetSmart gift card, because she had one of the best "outing" ideas, (she took me to the Rodeo)- I can't wait to figure out what she will buy with that gift card...
Enjoy the pictures & the movie of me walking across a water fountain!!


(My trainer tried putting captions with the pictures but blogger keeps messing the pictures and words up, sorry!)


Toby




Me and Rocky































































































4 comments:

Sarah and Doniphan said...

what a busy day you had! the pictures are great and you look soo handsome! Glad you got to meet some of your siblings, i bet that was fun. you need to help your trainer spend that giftcard, Doni recommends a wubba, great fun!

Amanda said...

Wow Toby, you are getting big quickly!

You look like you had some fun at your guide dog meeting.

Amanda

Anonymous said...

Toby, you're one handsome fella. It was fun meeting you on the scavenger hunt. Tell Allie she was very kind to let me walk you...or better yet, be walked by you! ;) Hopefully before long I'll have the hang of this guide dog puppy raising thing.

Biscuits & barks,
Mindy

raynaadi said...

Hi Toby,

I'm so glad I found your blog. I am in training to receive a blessed guide doggy! I have been blind for almost a year and a half, and recently discovered blogger, and only today figured out how to search for other blogs. I'm going to try and follow your blog.

Please tell your trainer that this work is sooo very important!! I'm sure she? he? knows this, but coming from someone on the road to getting a doggy for her very own eyes, I'm just so grateful to all the vlunteers!!

Keep up the good work, and wouldn't it be funny if you become my doggy? ;)

Randi