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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, December 11, 2010

Christmas Buz!

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,

The dog with a blog

Picture of Rudy & I walking towards the camera inside TJ Maxx; Rudy is paying attention to me - and not trying to sniff the clothes on racks (that are on either side of us) Picture of Rudy & I walking away from the camera inside TJ Maxx; Rudy's paying attention to me - and is not distracted or pulling

Picture of Rudy in a sit-stay with me kneeling beside him - inside TJ Maxx. There's a person shopping behind us; but Rudy's paying attention to the camera

Picture of Rudy in a down-stay (sleeping...) at Ruby Tuesday's


Oskar said...

It sounds like a great day and like you were a very good boy!

Nubbin wiggles,

Doris Sturm said...

Sounds like you both had a very good day out - what a good boy, you are, Rudy!

Anonymous said...

Good boy, Rudy!!

Elyse and Riley

Benny and Lily said...

Keep making your trainer feel guilty and you will go out and do lots more fun stuff
Benny & Lily

Sonic said...

You're such a well-behaved dog, Rudy!

Good for you and I'm sure being so well-behaved will mean lots and lots of other trips to the Great Outside in the future!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

They should have renamed it Rudy Tuesday's whilst woo were there!


Feral Female said...

Sounds like you both had a great day!

Mango said...

Being calm and ignoring people is really hard, especially for a happy go lucky chap like you. Your raiser is most dedicated.


Oscar the Terrier said...

You get to go to so many kewl places so many of us don't get to see! You are doing gr8! Keep up the good work!
xxx Oz