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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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Sunday, January 10, 2010

An Icy update...

Toby and his siblings siting on ice-

(left to right) Cassie, Rocky, Spike, and Toby
(Toby's other sister Duchess had already left)


Hey guys,
Saturday I was taken to an ice skating rink... for puppy class!!
We arrived about 30 minutes early, so we just wandered around watching the ice skaters, and meeting new people.
Once everybody arrived, we headed outside (yes it was COLD!!), and started obedience.
We did some "right rights", "left lefts", "sits", "stays", "stands" and lots more!
After all of our trainers/raisers were frozen we headed back inside.

We then worked on "down under" (going under the benches inside), my trainer told me I did very well.
When I thought we were done, my trainer took me into a room called "The Puddle", which I than found out pretty quickly was a small ice rink... and all of us dogs were taken on it.
For the first little bit I wasn't to sure about the ice, but soon I was comfortably on it, and so were all the other dogs:)
We had 10+ dogs & puppies on the ice, we had fun!

My trainer even got someone on ice skates to take me for a "ride", she could skate fast!

Before leaving we decided to get a group picture - but the only ones my trainer has are blurry :(
However; she did manage to get pictures of me & my 3 siblings (one had already left), without the trainers/raisers in the pictures!
And I won't even start the story of what happened on our way home from the ice rink,
Lets just say the policeman & paramedics were quite nice...
Enjoy the pictures,


Toby
The dog with a blog





(Toby sitting on ice, beside person on ice skates)






(Toby & his 2 siblings on ice,
Rocky laying down, Spike standing up licking Toby's face, & Toby sitting)





(Toby running after person on ice skates)





(Toby & me on ice, both standing)












(Picture of random dogs on ice, Toby's face in right bottom corner)





(Toby jumping onto ice)












(Close up of Toby running happily on ice)





(Close up of Toby's cute face, while he is doing a "down under")











(Toby sitting beside bench- getting ready to do "down under")





(Toby laying down under bench, staring off at a cute little puppy that's not in the picture!)










(Black & white picture of a little girl petting Toby, while he is in a sit stay)










11 comments:

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

That was khwite an interesting experience to add to your list!

Tank woo fur sharing your day!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Sonic said...

Everyone gets ice and snow! I just get rain and car smoke! No fair!

Ice looks fun!

Sonic

Ro said...

Nice cliffhanger ;)

It's fascinating to hear how they expose the dogs to ice. How cool!!

Niamh said...

Hi Toby,

Thanks for stopping by our blog. We'd love for you to enter the contest. It looks like you have lots of great training photos in this post.

Your friends,
Niamh &Ambrose

Cassie said...

How cute!

Dory and the Mama said...

What a fun day on ice!

Smileys!
Beth

Rebecca, Ely and Rocky said...

I have some pictures from Saturday if you want them. let me know

Kari in WeHo said...

what a great pup you are and an amazing training experience

The Thundering Herd said...

Wooo - you can not end a blog post that way - unfair! Inquiring minds want to know.

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

What a beautiful blog!!

Amanda said...

Looks like a fun trip!