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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, January 20, 2010

Harness pictures and cool contests!

(Black/white picture of Toby in stand-stay
while wearing guide dog harness, this photo
is also the new header picture for Toby's blog)

My raiser FINALLY took me outside to get some pawsomely cool pictures of me wearing the guide dog harness.
She had me in a stand-stay for some, and a sit-stay for others.
(notice she has changed the header for my blog - it is now a black/white picture of me in a stand-stay wearing a guide dog harness).

I am enjoying getting the experience of wearing a guide dog harness out in town.

I am also proud of it; as I'm my raiser's first puppy to get to wear a harness in town!
(her others dogs weren't different, the school is just having to many dogs returning to the school with harness issues, so we need to work more with the harness).

* Note from raiser: Toby is only allowed to wear the harness in public if it is worn over his puppy in training coat so that the public is aware he's not a full-fledged working guide dog.

I also wanted to tell you about the PAWSOME contests my raiser is entering me in!!(Remember - to enter any of the following contests you do need to have a blog)

Mango is having his annual "Mango Minster" this month, so make sure to stop by his blog if you have a doggy, or "cat dog" you would like to enter!

Tucker's contest is a "sit-stay" competition, as long as you dogs can sit for a photo, you can enter his contest, check out the rules, and enter away!

Niamh's contest sounds quite interesting, to enter you need a picture of you (dog) and your owner doing training together, read more about it here.

Biggie's contest sounds very fun, my raiser mentioned something about piling up dog toys/treats on me and getting a picture... Check out the details here.

Enjoy the pawsome pictures of me in harness, and I hope you enter the contests/ or even better vote for me! (only a couple contests are readers choice - others are picked by the blog author).

Have a great weekend, and don't forget to comment on how awesome I look in the guide dog harness! (no pride issues there...)

The dog with a blog

(Close up of Toby's chest/face, he is in a sit-stay, while in guide dog harness)

(Back view picture of Toby wearing harness, you can also see his full shadow to his left side)

(Picture of Toby in a sit-stay while wearing guide dog harness, you can see some trees in the back ground behind him)

(Toby in a sit-stay while in guide dog harness, the only background you see is grass)


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Toby is one handsome hardworking fella!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Kari in WeHo said...

so which area of mango minster did you enter? my girls are entered but we have yet to enter bc :)

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Oops, Toby forgot to mention which category he entered!

For the Mango Minster Toby has entered the "Hard Working" category.

Toby's Raiser

Dory and the Mama said...

WOW what great sit and stand stays you do Toby!! We are so sure you are going to make some hooman one great guide doggie!!

You are a hard worker for sure!

Katrin said...

Looks great in that harness. That is interesting that your school does that now. What age are the dogs that get practice in the harness?

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

Toby is 10 months old and has just started in the harness.
Normally we start the dogs in harness at the age of 12 months (1 year), but due to the fact that we only have 2 harnesses in our group, we are starting sooner.

Toby's Raiser

The Thundering Herd said...

You look very handsome in your "uniform"

Mango said...

That harness means you are working! You must be so proud to be able to wear it.


tula said...

Click & treat Toby! You have alot of obedience on me & I'm 4! That's some hard work right there!