3. I started training to become a guide dog this year, and... I met all of YOU guys!
My 2010 cuteness...
(Movie of Liberty & Rudy jumping around in the snow - Rudy's still on leash; which makes it very hard for him to play)
Furry thanks raiser!
Interested in owning your very own Hands Free Waist Leash?The rules are VERY simple and quite easy :)
(Movie of Rudy and I walking; with the leash around my waist - we are on the road walking)
(Movie of Rudy and I walking; leash still around my waist - but we are now off road in the grass)
(Movie of 2 treats with winners names around them - Rudy does pick one of them)
The winner is........... Corbin!
Congratulations to both Sugar & Corbin for winning my Holiday Contest/Giveaway!
My raiser will be (trying) to email the WINNERS shortly - but if you see this post, feel free to send us an email! (guidedogawareness AT yahoo DOT com)
FURRY CONGRATS & MERRY CHRISTMAS!
The dog with a blog
Hey furry friends!
My awesome raiser has been busy setting up reviews (and GIVEAWAYS) with some dog type items (treats/collars/leashes - such) to do on our blog. After my awesome Holiday Contest/Giveaway ends; we'll be doing some fun little giveaways!
Laineys Pawtique & Bakery was the first shop my raiser was talking with. This place happens to be a bakery that makes... DOG TREATS!
We received a packaged from them in the mail yesterday; and much to my raiser's surprise - the very cute Stuffed Doggie Bag was pulled from the box. We were only expecting a couple treats to sample; not a whole gift!
My raiser let me try one of the treats this morning (movie below); and I surprised her- buy not gobbling the treat down in zero seconds - instead I made it last for a WHOLE 2 seconds :)
My raiser is in love with the item we received - and if I wasn't reviewing it; she would have saved it for my Christmas stocking!
Laineys Pawtique & Bakery would be the perfect place to buy some furry cool gifts for Christmas - or a special treat for any day!
They have a large selection of treats for sale (that are very tasty...) and with the item we received; our baggy of dog treats had a large variety of dog treats in it! Each one is somewhat different - some are soft - and some are nice and crunchy!
Some quick words from my raiser:
I think this is Rudy's favorite review item - as he gets to TASTE the treats for the review :) He did an excellent job with this review; and I know he give her store 4 paws up!
I've had great contact with the owner; and she is very nice! I was just expecting to receive some dog treats to review - not a whole gift! This stuffed doggie bag was soo cute; and Rudy loved it - her treats are very adorable; and are great for a special treat for Rudy. They are all "1 of a kind" treats - and she does have many different styles in there. Thanks so much to Laineys Pawtique & Bakery, for letting us review the Stuffed Doggie bag, your shop & products are amazing!
Back to Rudy:
I hope all my furry friends enjoy the furry cool pictures AND movies below;
Thank you so much Laineys Pawtique & Bakery; for letting me review one of your items; this is the BEST review I've every done :)
Furry Thanks for reading!
BTW - if you haven't already entered my Holiday Contest/Giveaway make sure to do so soon - as it ends TOMORROW night!
RudyThe dog with a blog
Hey furry friends!
My raiser has been busy the last couple days (and many more to come!), but she's made time to take me shopping with her! Seems as though the stores are TWICE as busy around Christmas time, I get twice the exposure; and twice the fun!
Not only did we do regularly in town "work" and obedience (working on commands "easy", "wait", "right/left", some basic dog commands, being calm and ignoring people), my raiser also worked me around some dog items in a couple stores, trying to see how distracted I was over dog food and such. Of course I wanted to go sniff the things right away, but with a few nice reminders from my furry cool raiser - I ignored all the doggy things - and dog food laying on the floor :)
I also had to ignore the awesome people calling me over to them... (including adults) But I listened to my furry cool raiser - and we were on our way.
I'll be headed out shopping in the next week or so - to find the perfect gift for my raiser (with her sister's help of course!) I would give you some hints on what I'm getting her - but she has to proof read my posts... but I'll make sure to tell you after Christmas though!
Yesterday while out shopping - we stopped to eat at Ruby Tuesday's - I behaved perfectly; and laid "under" the table while my raiser ate.
Then heading off to some other shops; as my raiser needed to find some gifts for her furry awesome friends.
She took FOREVER while shopping - I don't see why she had to try on millions of clothes for herself... when she was shopping for her friends - NOT her.
My raiser did give me lots of praise though; and was very proud of how I did in town (mainly working on ignoring people/food and walking WITHOUT pulling). Evidently I got an A+ on both of those things... !!
Shopping was quite fun; as I did meet some dog loving people - who just loved me :)
My raiser & I have had some response to the Holiday Contest/Giveaway I'm doing, (which ends NEXT week - so hurry and enter if you want to win a really furry good prize!) we've also noticed that some of our blogging pals have been posting it on their blog; I'd like to say thanks to all who have entered and/or posted about the Holiday Contest/Giveaway I'm doing. It's my first ever contest; and I really, REALLY want a good "turn out"! The only way that can happen... is if you HELP by entering and/or passing the contest info along :)
Furry thanks for reading - Have a furry GREAT evening!
Enjoy the shopping pictures below,
(Movie taken by me - while I walk Rudy, he's on leash and wearing his new collar - we walk for a little bit, then I tell him "sit" and "Good boy")
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This blog follows the life of a guide dog in training.
I raise guide dogs for the blind out of Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto FL (http://www.guidedogs.org/).
The past dogs I've raised are: Brax, Frankie, Toby & Rudy (click the links under the header picture to read more about each one).
I'm currently raising my 5th guide dog puppy "Brandon"
(male yellow Lab - D.O.B. 9-4-11), who I recived on October 30th 2011.
I will keep Brandon for about 12-16 months, then he'll head
IFT (In For Training) back to the guide dog school for 6-8 months of training (plus evaulations) with "professinal" trainers and hopefully will then graduate with a blind person. *Please note though, that only 1 out of every 12 dogs will get "Carrer Changed" due to medical/training issues* I do currently have a guide dog puppy down at the guide dog school (Rudy) who is in "phase 3" (last phase of training) and will hopefully get placed with a blind person soon.
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