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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, August 30, 2010

Working Rudy

(Written by Rudy's Raiser)
Rudy is doing so well in his training, I decided to let him show you a couple movies of a few easy commands he knows.
Just so you can see what he's been up to lately! (and to make up for those farm camp pictures... that got deleted!)
So enjoy the movies - please note Rudy thought it was play time, so he wasn't to "perfect" in a couple ones!!
The following movies are all very basic commands - and are focusing only on - "down", "sit", "stay", "come", "go get it", "give", and "leave-it". Most were taken inside the house - but 2 are at Zumba class (at the YMCA)

**Upcoming obedience movies of him working in coat on leash - very soon!**

Rudy's Raiser

The human that has a dog with a blog


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(Movie of Rudy doing a "sit", "down-stay", "leave-it" to a stuffed animal, then a "come" - still ignoring the stuffed animal)


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(Movie of Rudy in a "down-stay" at Zumba class in the YMCA last week. You can see people dancing/moving in front of him)

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(movie of Rudy in a "down-stay" at Zumba class in the YMCA last week. The camera was sitting down so it isn't too shaky! You can see people behind him doing Zumba - the only reason he's in a different spot then the last zumba video - is he was "out" of the camera being so close up... so I moved him a little for the movie!)


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(Movie of Rudy doing a "come", "sit-stay", "leave-it", and "go get it". In the movie he comes running to me - before going to pick up the toy (which I gave him permission to do) - and it looks as if he may have jumped on me... but really he was so excited - he just ran to me - and did some tight little circle - than ran and grabbed the toy!)

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(Movie of Rudy doing a "down-stay", "leave-it", "come", then a "go get it". He did it so well - and knows I was very proud of him!)

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(Movie of Rudy in a down chewing on a bone - I use the "give" command, put him in a "stay", throw the toy... then tell him "go get it". He runs after the toy - so cute!)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Coming Soon...

...A GIVEAWAY!!
To celebrate 400 posts on my blog... my raiser has decided to let me do a giveaway :)
She's already taken me shopping to pick out a couple things from PetSmart for the upcoming giveaway... and a couple items for me... :)
On a bright side note... CSN stores has offered my Raiser yet another review/giveaway from their store... she hasn't decided quite yet what she's doing... but either way something will be used for my furry fun giveaway that's coming up!!

Though I know you guys would rather my Raiser not buy you one of the kitchen tables she saw - you may like some of the furry fun dog toys they have!

If you haven't already heard of CSN stores make sure to check them out... they have almost anything you could need! (dog kennels too!)
My Raiser's favorite thing about them, is the free shipping on most of their items (a couple items don't come with free shipping... but almost everything I like does!)

In the next couple days I will be getting my Raiser to take some movies of me practicing commands... and I look forward to showing them to you!

Make sure to stay furry tuned for the upcoming giveaway!
Furry kisses,

Rudy
The dog with a blog


Black/white picture of Rudy in a sit-stay at a Zumba class at the YMCA - back in June I was soo cute back then...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Farm Camp Pictures...

See pictures below....

If you look - you will see NO PICTURES! Because out of the 5-10 pictures my raiser snapped of the farm campers playing with furry cute me, all of them got deleted :(
The camera card they were put on was thought to be empty, or all the photos saved - so they got deleted off of it!
Oh well... I'm furry sorry, I hoped to show you guys my awesome new friends!

Farm camp is now over, I'll sure miss all the kids.

I have a puppy meeting this Saturday.. and there will be a photographer there!
One of the guide dog raiser's in our group happens to be a photograper (wedding pictures and such). And they offered to take pictures of our guide dog group!

Furry fun pictures coming soon, I'm off to enjoy sleeping!

Rudy
The dog with blog

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Furry Fun Award!

My raiser has been furry busy lately, and didn't ever have time for me to post this...

That's right, an award!! One of my newest friends Molly gave this award to me 2-3 weeks ago... I feel so bad for taking so long to post it!

This (as most do) comes with rules... but you now how us "bad dogs" are... I like to leave out rules :)

BUT I will follow the first one "Thank the friend who gave it to you"

Thank you soo furry much Molly, I enjoy getting awards - and this means so much too me!
In stead of passing it along to 15 bloggers like I should, I really hate leaving out every other blogger that wasn't included in the top 15...
So I'm going to pass this furry fun award on to ALL of my furry followers, that means YOU!

I'm off to play with Liberty, pictures coming in the next couple days :)

Rudy
The dog with a blog

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Museum Fun - and the big FIVE!

Just yesterday... I turned FIVE months - I'm one month away from being half a year old!
Pretty soon - I'll be down at the guide dog school sending up report cards :)

Onto the awesome puppy meeting we had last Saturday. We went on a outing to a museum with our puppy group. Doing some obedience outside first. And also getting to meet some "animals" (pretend lions & elephants giving little kids rides!).

After visiting the inside of the museum and taking many pictures we headed home.



I'm off to enjoy another day of farm camp - please enjoy the pictures, and after summer is over... I'll get to visit some of you guys!
Happy five months to me :)





Rudy
The dog with a blog







Picture of our group inside the museum - Rudy and I are on the far left

Picture of Rudy & I, Rudy is inside a pretend over sized shoe


Picture of our group looking at a large elephant
Picture of Rudy with an ostrich behind him
Picture of our AC doing a puppet show, Rudy & another dog Bingo are in front watching
Picture of Rudy in a sit-stay with me beside a person dressed up like a rhino
Picture of some of the puppies in our group, beside the fake lions & elephants
Picture of some of the dogs in our group following the fake Elephant

Picture of our group doing obedience

Sunday, August 15, 2010

HAPPY FOUR HUNDRED!!

I just noticed that my last post was... NUMBER FOUR HUNDRED!!
Yep, I've made it to four hundred posts :)
(with the help of some other doggies!). To celebrate...
My raiser is going to PetsMart in the next week... she "may" pick up a couple doggy items to... do a giveaway with! (if not for you guys... at least I'll get a nice huge toy with treats to the side!)
But stay tuned just in case :)

I also just went and did a fun puppy class yesterday (a museum outing). Our puppy meeting had a blast, pictures and full description coming in a later post,

Happy four hundred to me - and I could never make it this far with out all you guys! Your comments mean soo much, and always brightens my day with a big furry smile!

Have a furry fun night!
Wish us luck - our last farm camp starts tomorrow!



Rudy
The dog with a blog


Picture of Rudy & I doing obedience outside the museum

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Toby's Fourth Report Card!!

(written by Rudy's Raiser)
Seems like time is still flying, just received Toby's FOURTH report card - yes FOURTH!
Remember last week? He was just heading off to school...
Oh wait, that was FOUR months ago!!
Toby's doing very well in school, and it sounds like he's doing much better with the harness. Though he's taking his time in training and not rushing - I'm glad, he's doing me proud just the way he is!
Congrats Toby, can't wait to see your next report card, keep up the GREAT work!!
(for those who are unable to view the report card - I attached the words/grades, and posted them below).

Have a great Thursday, Rudy sends licks & furry kisses!

Rudy's AND Toby's Raiser
The human that has a dog with a blog

Picture of Toby's fourth report card - see below for details
TRAINING REPORT

DOG: Toby
Tattoo: 3B09
Date: August 2010

Training Phase: Phase 1

++ - exceeding expectations + - meeting expectations W=working on

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

Distractions:
Scent +
People +
Small animal +
Dog +
Children +
Kennel behavior +

COMMENTS: Toby is a very smart dog. He is improving at putting his harness on. He enjoys work and is progressing well.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Pool Party FUN!

That's right... our guide dog group did there recentest puppy class at -
A SWIMMING POOL!
A friend of our AC was kind enough to let our group use there very nice swimming pool for us to teach our dogs how to swim.
My raiser seemed to think I was going to "just love" the water... but she was WRONG! I did everything I could to get OUT of the water.
Though I wasn't like some of the dogs (swimming laps... after laps... around the pool), my raiser was proud that I "got in" by myself once - of course jumping back out real soon!
While doing some obedience outside of the pool (which I got an A+ for!) our AC had each raiser take the dog down the pool stairs - let them swim in a little circle - and come back up the stairs. I wasn't overly thrilled about that - but I got over it.
It was a blast watching the 2 new puppies in our group "try" to swim - they are soo tiny!
My raiser didn't get many pictures taken at the pool party - but she's hoping some other raisers will send some pictures to her, if so I'll make sure to post them :)

Fur now, enjoy the pictures & movies below, furry kisses to my friends!
Rudy
The dog with a blog
picture of me with Rudy in my arms - such a baby!
Picture of Rudy in a sit-stay beside me (out of the water) - we are doing a little puppy obedience

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(Movie of Rudy & I going into the water - and coming back out - via the stairs, Rudy wasn't to happy about it, but he was a good boy!)

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(Movie of little Lexie -the little black/tan puppy swimming in the pool)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

My raiser forgot to post my Wordless Wednesday post :( So now it's a "Furgot Friday" post...
Enjoy!

Rudy
The Dog With a Blog
Black/white picture of Rudy in a down-stay under my booth at the fair

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sleep Time!

That's right... when my raiser stands in line FOREVER to enter things in the fair... I get to sleep!!

And while I'm looking sooo cute sleeping - people go on about how adorable I am! So many people adore me... and I enjoy it!
My raiser happens to have a booth at the fair this week - and I'll get to be up there every... single... night... sleeping and watching people stop by - and NOT pet me...


But I'm okay with that, because my raiser said "treats" will be going with her :) And I know what a good job a can do later on in life - if I just learn now.

I hope you enjoy the following cute pictures of me "taking a break", I'll make sure to get my raiser to take many more over the next week.
Enjoy and I'm off to visit my furry friends!

Rudy
The dog with a blog


Black/white picture of Rudy in a down-stay sleeping - he's resting his head on his front legs (we are waiting in line at the fair)

color picture of Rudy in a down-stay sleeping

Monday, August 2, 2010

Meet Flash

It's that time of year... for fair time to start!
My raiser has been so busy getting things ready for the fair she hasn't had anytime to let me do a blog post... sorry!!
I've missed updating myself on you guys - and posting on my blog, hope you've missed me too!
I do have some great news though... My raiser brought a new animal to our farm Saturday - he's a 27 inches tall (shorter than Liberty) Miniature horse - Named FLASH!
(see pictures below).
I haven't gotten to meet him yet, but when my raiser does have time, I'll make sure to snap some pictures!
Rudy
The dog with a blog
Black/white picture of me on my knees blowing a kiss  to Flash - a brown/white paint horse (while on my knees - he still isn't taller than me!)
Picture of Flash's side - he's grazing while I took it