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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, July 26, 2010

Airport Fun

The awesome airport meeting was last week... and this was my first time EVER being inside an airport! It was a very, very busy place - but I did great!
Once everyone arrived, we headed through security check - where my coat, leash, AND COLLAR was taken off (the security guards caught me on the other side!), and it didn't beep when I went through :)
We had a "new" member for this meeting, a puppy raiser for Guide Dog Foundation. She was attending our meeting, since there aren't many Guide Dog Foundation puppy raisers around, and she loved the idea of hanging out with other puppy raisers. We were happy to have her! After security check, we got to do some awesome things. Including riding handicap carts, boarding an airplane and even visiting the cockpit!
When on the airplane, all us dogs were told we HAD to do a "down under " under the airplane seats (the one in front of us). Only 2 of the 9 dogs passed perfectly (they had real airplane attendants come in... and check to see which dogs would pass if we were really flying)... and I PASSED!! I was so comfortable in my down-under, and my raiser was very proud of me!

It was a great meeting and I had a lot of fun. After leaving the meeting, us and 3 other puppy raisers went out for lunch. Once finished with lunch Sparkie's raiser traded dogs with my raiser. And that's were my new adventure began - all to soon it was time to come back home, and my raiser picked me up last Friday.
I had a lot of fun at Sparkie's house, but I'm glad to be back!

Hope you enjoy the puppy class pictures!

The dog with a blog

Picture of Rudy in a sit-stay on the back of the airport carts

Picture of Rudy doing a down-under, for the airplane seat

another angle of Rudy's happily doing the down-under

Picture of Rudy & I, Rudy's in a sit-stay, and I'm kneeling down beside him - we are in the cockpit
Picture of Rudy laying in my lap, you can see people waiting in seats behind us

Picture of our whole group - lots of black dogs... and ONE yellow dog!

Picture of Rudy reading the airport safety card!

Picture of Rudy in a sit-stay, and me standing next to him. This is right before we got on the plane
Picture of Rudy in a down-stay smiling!


Raiser Erin said...

That's so cool Rudy! I wish we were allowed to go to the airport for our puppy meetings. :) It looks like you did a good job!

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

WOW!! It looks (and sounds) like you are doing great.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Heather and Ellie said...

Well done, Rudy!! I'm not surprised you were one of the 2 dogs that passed the flight test...you're such a good boy!

Nubbin' Tails said...

Way to go Rudy! Good to see that you read the safety card. I would love to have seen you racing through security. Mom and Dad have to this next week so these were good pointers to remember.


Mr. Nubbin'

Erin and Co. said...

Ah yes you've met the newest member of our crew! she came up too our meetings last weekend :))

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

What a fabulous training day!! Such great practice for the pups -- sounds like airport personnel were really helpful. Too cool!

Benny and Lily said...

Good job Rudy. Thank goodness you did not have to go through the x-Ray machine.
Benny & Lily

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Awesome, Rudy. We are so proud of you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Kari in WeHo said...

congrats on passing! You are super special!

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Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is soooooo khool!

I khould see them trying to khatch me going thru without my 'stuff' -


Lauren and Don said...

That sounds like such a cool outing!! I wish our puppy club would do something like that, and get to go on the planes. Don got to go to the airport today with me to say goodbye to my brother- it really is a great place for socialization.

Way to go, Rudy! I'm glad to hear that you passed your test. That's a big accomplishment for such a young pup! :)

El'bow and Hauwii said...

great job rudy :-)

El'bow & Hauwii

MySpecialDoggies said...

You're such a well trained doggie! Congratulations on passing the test!

Nadine Apples & Neeli

Mango said...

I am loving that last photo of you with a big goofy labragrin on your face. You did a super job as always.


The Thundering Herd said...

Our hu-dad is always impressed when he is flying and sees a service dog work their way under the seat. You would never know a dog was on the plane.

Feral Female said...

How cool Rudy! Looks like you`re doing great!

Lu-Lu & Lucius

Rascal's Trainer said...

Love the last picture, Rudy. What a goofy grin you have got.

ocmist said...

Great Pics, and what an interesting day you had! Grammy was wondering about how you will fit under a seat when you get to be BIG! We all think that you are doing an awesome job for your trainer! The CCC