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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, February 21, 2011

Shopping Day

FINALLY the post with pictures of my shopping day :)
Rudy's Raiser didn't "have time" yesterday, to let me do the post - but she's finally letting me today.
I had a whole lot of fun shopping last week, since Rudy's Raiser was finally feeling better (she was sick ALL WEEK) she decided it was time to get me out and work me some. Which I was quite glad about.
She worked me in many different stores - but only took pictures in the first one (so she could then have more time for working me in the other stores).
She says I behave very well in town, I'm quite calm and don't pull near as much with the coat/harness on. BUT I still don't listen well, when she tells me commands (sit/down/stand/etc) - so she has to give me many reminders... but she says we're working on that :)
I did have a whole lot of fun though, I really enjoyed getting out & about. Rudy's Raiser talked to many people; who were asking about me.
It was a very enjoyable day, and Rudy's Raiser hopes to take me out again... furry soon!
I was also going to include some updates about Rudy (he's doing VERY well) - but Rudy's Raiser is going to save that for tomorrow's post (complete with NEW pictures of Rudy... thanks to the raiser that has him).
So make sure to stop by tomorrow to hear an update about Rudy.
AND for all that haven't yet, please make sure to enter Rudy's Valentine's Giveaway - that will be ending THIS weekend.
Enjoy the shopping pictures below, next time we go out in town - I'll make sure she takes pictures in more than one store :)

Al - Rudy's Brother

Picture of Al in coat/harness in a stand-stay
Picture of Al in coat/harness waiting for the forward command
Picture of Al in coat/harness in a stand-stay looking at the camera
Picture of Al in coat/harness in a sit-stay Picture of Al in coat/harness in a down-stay


Amber DaWeenie said...

Lookin' good. At least he isn't bouncing off da walls like I would be!

Mango said...

Excellent shopping skills. I have no doubt that earned you lots of praise and stuff. I hope maybe even a cookie. You look terrific in your uniform.


jen said...

Good job Rudy! Looking good:)

Jess and Glacier said...

Look at our expert shopper. :)

Raising Addie said...

Hi Rudy!

You are doing a great job!!

Our mom wishes that she could raise pups like this. It must be so fulfilling to help someone like this.

Thank you very much for your Birthday wishes. We wanted to let you know that you have won a prize! Please email us your mailing address and we will send out your prize this week.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

rottrover said...

Al, you look like a pro! Looks like you had a fun working-outing!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Frankie Furter said...

Super Shopping Skills, Rudy!!!!

houndstooth said...

I would be happy to help you with shopping skills! I'm a pro at that! I think you're looking pretty good, Big Al!


browndogcbr said...

Gee Rudy, I found your comment on another blog I follow...You'll be leavin' for specialized training soon. I'm so sorry I missed so much of your growin' up!

You do great shopping!

As for the pullin', it's a hard thing to learn not to do. My Human and I still have to practice that one.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Alien said...

Great pictures. We enjoyed watching you shop!


Benny and Lily said...

Your mom sure is talented and patient raising you to be such a good kid
Benny & Lily

Fifty said...

Wau, Al is a real heartbreaker.
Tailwag from Fifty, Denmark

Elyse and Riley said...

Alright, Al! Looking good...you just have to work on that listening thing...!

Elyse and Riley

Stella said...

Hi Rudy and Al:

Thanks furry much for your kind words about my blog. I think we are going to get to post a little oftener now.

Good job shopping! I just love shopping but the only store I get to go to is the Pet and Garden Store. I really want to go to the Bakery for doughnut holes!



Deborah said...

Just dropping by to say:
That is awesome and well deserved!!!!
Have fun shopping!!!!

Mr. Pip said...

You are a shopping pro! Looks like lots of fun AND you look fabulous!

Your pal, Pip

MAXMOM IN SA said...

"Excellent work!" to all of you!
Training doggies is really difficult and energy sapping - keep up the good work!
Sending lotsaluv

Jazzi said...

Aww...Al, your looking like a professional to me!! Keep up the good work!! You do much better than I would BOL


24 Paws of Love said...

You look great out there! Hard to listen when there are so many other things to pay attention to. Looks like someone needs some practice. :)

Thank you for your comment on Monday Memories. It really meant a lot to me.

Priscilla said...

You look good, Al! My humans have never taken me to any petmalls, I think they should start learn how to teach me some good shopping skills now.
~ Eva

road-dog-tales said...

Al - you are a super shopper, buddy! Hope you got some treats for being so good!

The Road Dogs

3 doxies said...

Oh Al just looks at you shoppin'. Looks likes alotta fun. You looks so good in your vest.


Oskar said...

Girls always dig a man in uniform and you're lookin' good Al!

Nubbin wiggles,

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Al - you look very handsome in your 'uniform' - I'll bet you had all the ladies swooning over you in the shops!

How cool that you get to go to so many places and learn to work in so many different environments!

Honey the Great Dane