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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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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Your help...

...is needed!!
Some of my newer followers may not have seen the post I did back in December, with the goals I hoped to achieve BEFORE returning back to the school.

My top 5 were -

1. Get 100 followers on my blog (!!)
2. Get over 20 comments on 1+ posts (20 comments from 20 different blogs)
3. Update my blog frequently
4. Obey my trainer and learn as much as possible
5. Become the BEST guide dog I can!

YOUR HELP is needed for the first 2, if you are a current reader that isn't following my blog, please do so. If you are one of my pawesome followers and you LOVE my posts, please leave comments.

I would love to fulfill most (if not all) of my goals - you may not be able to help with me obeying my raiser, but you CAN (and hopefully will!) follow me & leave comments!

Updates on my goals:
1. I have 88 followers, only 12 more to go!
2. The most I have gotten on a post is 15 comments, please keep commenting!
3. I have been very busy with blogging lately, adding Wordless Wednesday posts on too.
4. My Raiser said I'm doing a GREAT job with this one, and learning as much as possible!
5. I'm trying... I guess will find out in a month!

If you can help me at all with reaching my goals PLEASE DO!!

All comments I receive from you guys are greatly appreciated :)

Enjoy the 2 photos of my shopping trip today, I had some more comments on what a great "GUIDE dog" I am... :)

The dog with a blog

Photo of Toby in coat/harness, he is in a down-stay sleeping, you can see items on shelves beside him

Picture of Toby in coat/harness, he is in a down-stay while I'm checking out.  His face is right beside the shopping baskets


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

Keep up the great work...BOTH of woo!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

I'm already a follower so I couldn't help with that one... but I can help with the comment one! :D Good luck!!!

Lola said...

Those pictures are great. The lying down is part of the training, I suppose? I bet that's very hard to learn to do when there's so much to sniff!

Kari in WeHo said...

I know you will succeed!

houndstooth said...

We're already following and commenting, but we wish you luck! It looks like really tough work there for you!


Hobbes Dogs said...

We're already followers, but will try to comment more often to help you achieve your goal!

Sam and Beauty

Addie and Ggoody said...

I hope you complete all of your goals! Good luck!

Clive said...


You're doing a great job! Keep up the good work!

take care
Clive and the NSLM

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Oh Toby, such cute pictures of you "shopping." It's a hard job but someone has to do it -- haha! :-)

Honey the Great Dane said...

Hi Toby,

Loved to see those photos of you "working"!

I would love to help you more - it's just that my human is often so busy that she can't help me visit my blog friends much but I do come round whenever I can and when I do visit, I ALWAYS comment! :-)

Good luck with your goals!

Honey the Great Dane

Mango said...

Hehehe. That is funny guiding for sure. Guiding into deep meditations I think.


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CD McLean said...

Hey, We already follow you, so Yea on that 88 is great and I hope that 100 is not too far off. It is very nice to get feedback. I know that I always appreciate it when I hear from you! I notice that you are sleeping in the aisles. Bingo never does that in the grocery. Too many smells. Especially in Fresh Market! ;-) And when do you get a harness to try?

The OP Pack said...

Hi Toby,

We are following you now. Good luck with your goals.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Twinkietinydog said...

Nope, I wasn't aware of your goals, but I found them very realistic. I think that GABE participation will help you reach them. After GABE is over, if you need more help with your goals, please remind me, I'm very forgetful, and I'll do what I can.

JD and Max said...

Hi Toby - we can't wait to follow your adventures! Thanks for leaving us a comment - we think assistance doggies are the best, you do amazing work and we admire you so much. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Martha and Bailey said...

Thanks for visiting us Toby. We hope we have helped you on your way to some of your goals.
Good luck and we look forward to getting to know you.
We have been sponsoring a puppy in the UK called Marco who has just been rehomed as a pet - apparently he was food obsessed!
So we know it is very hard work - we are to get a new puppy!
Martha & Bailey xxx

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos Toby! Nice to meet woo! I see woo are a hard working doggie! We have some friends who are puppy raisers (something Mum secretly thinks about doing). I am sure woo and your humans are pretty special!
We joined to help woo!
~puppy kisses~
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Stella said...

I got news for you Toby, with me, you now have 95 followers! Super duper!

I will comment whenever I can, and I wish you the very best of fulfilling your goals.


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...


We're the 20th and it's so nice to meet you. Our friend, Jennifer, is in mobility training and hopes to be able to get a guide dog soon.

It's so nice to meet you.

The Rocky Creek Scotties

Dory and the Mama said...

am I number 21??

I love that you have such great goals!


Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Hooray! You made your goal!

Cassie said...

Awww you look worn out!