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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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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Toby's THRID Report Card!

*(Written by Rudy's Raiser)*
Wow, seems like just last week I was saying good bye to Toby, dropping him off at the school - and having the thought that I'd never see him again (still have that thought!).

Now Toby has been down at the school for almost THREE months, and I've already received his third report card!
So far, he's doing real well with training - most of his "W's" (Working on) are just on new things he's started learning. He still is having trouble with the harness, but we all know he'll expect it in his own time.

Each day I worry. Wondering if I'll receive a email - with bad news in it. Each day, when opening our inbox, I sometime wish I'd just stop and walk away.

But for now - Toby is still IN training down at the school, it doesn't matter to me how quickly he jumps through training, as long as he's fine, and doing well.

I wish him the best of luck, and know all you guys do the same!

Thanks to all who follow this blog, through our ups AND downs, and sticking with us no matter what happens.
We hope to keep passing on great news about Toby to you all. But we all know everything never turns out perfect.
Thanks for following, Rudy will be posting in the next couple days!

Please note that all the W's (which stand for Working On) in the report card are mostly on new things he's just started, he's not having much trouble with things he already knew - which I'm real happy about, as he's learning lots more, and I know he'll do great!


Rudy's Raiser
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Photo of Toby's third report card, so far everything on the list he's started - which is great news!

The Report Card says:

TRAINING REPORT

DOG: Toby
Tattoo: 3B09
Date: July

Training Phase: Phase 1

+ - meeting expectations W=working on


Accepts harness W
Forward +
Straight line concept +
Left +
Right +
Down curbs +
Up curbs W
Clearances W
Traffic W
Indoor mall W
Off curb Travel W
Left, Left +
Right, Right +
Stairs W
Escalators W
Underfootings W
Food scavenging W
Obedience +
Distractions:
Scent +

People +
Small animal +
Dog +
Children +
Kennel behavior +

COMMENTS: Toby is a sweet boy. We are working on his harness acceptance. He is learning new things quickly and is fun to work.

12 comments:

Lola said...

Well, it looks to me like he's doing great. Those things with the plussy sign look real difficult in some cases, where most of the W stuff looks like things he'll learn as soon as he has enough training in them. Way to go Toby!

wags, Lola

Ro said...

Nice! Thanks for describing everything. It's so cool to see what they're learning. Sounds like he's doing great! You know, every so often Jayden is a little harness shy. He hasn't done it in awhile, but I think maybe it's just something they do. It probably takes awhile to get used to the thing. I think Jayden really gets that harness = fun now lol.

Raiser Erin said...

What a good boy Toby is! He'll learn to like the harness eventually and it looks like things are going quie well for him. I'm so jelous that you get a report card like this. GDB sends out a weekly phase report to tell us what dogs are in what phase but we don't get to know what our puppy's strengths and weaknesses are. Good work with Toby!

Benny and Lily said...

Momma said you could probably teach us a few things. Good job
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

We're glad to hear that Toby's doing well! It sounds like he's doing great at meeting the new challenges before him.

Bunny

Alphini's Puppy Raiser said...

Yes, it is nice to see a detailed report of his progress. Looks like he's doing great! I wouldn't worry -- well -- actually, yes I ALWAYS worry, just like you do, but you know what I mean! He's doing well & looks like his progress is right on track. :)

Wilma said...

Toby is a smart boy. I know he will ace all those things he is working on in no time. Looks good to me for only 3 months!

Feral Female said...

Looks like Toby is doing great!

Kari in WeHo said...

three months already? thats crazy!!!

Lauren and Don said...

It looks like Toby is doing a GREAT job. He's improved so much from the last report card- and he got a plus for all of the distractions. Way to go! You're so lucky to get a report card (at GDB we just get the phase # our pup is in). I loved reading about what Toby was learning this month!

the booker man said...

way to go, toby!!
mama wants toby to teach me how to leave foodables alone. i told her FAT CHANCE! teehee.
*woof*
the booker man

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Go Toby!
Go Toby!!
Go Toby!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra