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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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Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday Night Fun - and upcoming giveaway!

Hey furry friends!
This will be my last post... before I head off to PUPPY SWAP TIME! (if you missed yesterday's post - make sure to check it out), I will be going to the other raiser's home tomorrow, after puppy class - and will be coming back here in 2 weeks.
BUT, enough about the puppy swap... I'm going to talk about last night's puppy training (an extra training class raiser's could attend - if they wanted).
I had a whole lot of furry fun, and my raiser said I did soo good! We did many different things, but mostly worked on commands & ignoring other pups.
We also did something furry fun... we played a card game, wanna know the rules??
We had 30 or so cards laying around on the ground; each with various commands & such you can do with your dog.
Each raiser & their dog had 2 minutes to do as many cards as they could (they couldn't move on to another card, till they did the command really well).
It was very interesting, but all of us had a whole lot of fun! I know my raiser wants us to do that game again, she really enjoyed it!
I did wear my harness during training class, and it didn't faze me a bit.
I hope you enjoy all the pictures (and movies) below, and make sure to be furry sweet to my brother Al, who will be blogging here for TWO weeks.

**I will be doing a Valentine's Giveaway (starting on Valentine's Day... and ending when I return from puppy camp, the following 2 weeks). Though I won't be here on Valentine's Day... I will have a pre written post that will be published that day, and hopefully Al will make sure you guys all enter... there are some furry cool gifts!

***Mango Minster will be doing the BEST IN SHOW voting tomorrow... I'll make sure to have my raiser do a quick post reminding all my furry cool friends to go vote fur me! (if you aren't already voting fur some other pup/cat...)

Furry Friday Kisses, and I hope you miss me! (I know I'll miss you guys!),

Rudy - The dog with a blog

Working Fun...

Picture of Rudy in harness, beside me - doing the command forward (he is quite happy... and has his tongue hanging out!)

Picture of Rudy in a down-stay with me out in front of him Picture of Rudy in a down-stay beside me
Picture of Rudy & I doing forward; there is also a dog laying down on the left a couple feet away... and Rudy leaves her
The Card Game... (the movies are just of 2 random cards - but we did a whole lot more!)

(Movie of Rudy & I doing the 2 minute "pick a card" game - this card tells us to go greet another person (without a dog), have our dog sit beside us - and greet the person with our dog ignoring her/him. Rudy was a little excited, but he did very well!)

(Movie of Rudy & I doing another card, which tells the dog handler to have your dog sit, then down. Sit beside your dog, and massage 1 front foot & 1 back foot. Rudy does it perfectly)


Oskar said...

Rudy, you are an excellent learner. You do well under pressure.

Nubbin wiggles,

Brian said...

Wow, I've gotta say, that's purrty durn impressive Rudy!!! I hope you have a great weekend!!!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Good Luck on your 2 weeks ... training/vacay. For sure you'll learn new n interesting stuffs. You're a great learner. BTW: Golden Congrats on winning Good Ole Doggie. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Priscilla said...

Oh Rudy, you're an amazing dog, a fast learner and an excellent student!
Hope you have loads of fun for the coming two weeks.

Mango said...

You look ready to rumble. Must be hard not to go mental fits during training, huh? You are just so mature for your age. Good luck on your adventure.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Looks like you did have fun. We hope you enjoy your two weeks of puppy swap and will look forward to your return.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Learning can be lots of fun too!

Jazzi said...

You did good Rudy!! Very impressive!! We will miss you while you are gone but I am sure that you will have fun too. I will vote fur you in BIS!!


MadameMoiselle said...

Are u gonna be home sick when you are away for 2 weeks???

You did so well at the training class.. We are so proud of you.


Dog Foster Mom said...

That's really interesting (and impressive). I read another blog written by someone with a guide dog, and it's given me a new appreciation for guide dogs, the people who use them, and the people who raise them. Great Job!

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

Way to go Rudy. Wow you have gotten big fast!

Chicco said...

Hello dear Rudy, Did you find a dogfriend for the Valentine's Day?
How about an Italian dog?

Woof,woof Chicco

Anonymous said...

Rudy, you're quite a guy to be able to do all that stuff so well! We'll be looking forward to the Valentine's Day contest!

Elyse and Riley