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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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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

(almost) Wordless Wednesday - Windy Walk

Thanks to all who entered my giveaway (which ended yesterday)... winners will be announced tomorrow :)

My raiser has been taking me on (somewhat) short walks (which I LOVE!!), as she's wanting to make sure I can walk on "loose leash" and not be distracted by cars/leafs/animals/etc.
She's been very impressed with how well I've been walking (she's been doing this for months).

Enjoy the "forward walk" pictures/movie below
("forward walks" are in coat or harness... no "funny business" or sniffing around).

P.S. for all who are thinking "this forward walk sounds like NO FUN" - I really do enjoy it... and my raiser does take me on lots of "fun walks" too ("fun walks" are out of coat/harness and sniffing is allowed!)

Rudy - The dog with a blog

Picture of Rudy in harness in a sit-stay on the road, he's smiling at the camera

Picture of Rudy in harness in a down-stay on the road

Picture of Rudy in a forward walk, with his left ear flipped over

Picture of Rudy in a foward walk in harness, it's very windy out and his ears are blowing in the breeze Picture of Rudy in harness doing a 'right-right' onto a drive way

(Movie of Rudy in harness in a "forward walk" - it's quite windy out, but Rudy doesn't mind at all. He really enjoyed the walk!)


Elyse and Riley said...

Good job, Rudy!! You look so handsome in that harness!

Elyse and Riley

Amber DaWeenie said...

Guess da harness tells him when he's working and has to behave differently. He's doing great! I has to sniffs on all my walkies!

Jess and Glacier said...

What a good walker. :)
Glacier likes his "fun" walks too, but enjoys his working ones just as much...maybe even better.

The Teacher's Pets said...

You look so happy and handsome, Rudy, in all of those pictures! I don't think Daisy could handle not being able to sniff during her walks so could you teach her how to do the "forward walk" sometime? And after that, Daisy will show you a fun walk that you'll never forget!

Aksharaa said...

How handsome u look, rudy!
Love that harness :)
You sure look like u enjoyed your walkie:)
Wags, Bud, Gin n Shadow

Suka said...

hey Rudy,

That looks hard! I am very impressed by how well you handle forward walks. I don't know if I could last three steps without stopping to sniff and see what is going on! Good job!


Oskar said...

Great job! I think Rudy is trying to become the best working dog ever!

Nubbin wiggles,

Erin said...

I love your flipped over ear! Bella's ears are ALWAYS flipped over like that. Does that allow you to hear better, Rudy? :)


Benny and Lily said...

Ruby you look like a pro
Benny & Lily

Corbin said...

You're a great walkin' dog! I love the picture of your ear flipped up BOL!

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

I'm not allowed sniffies either when I'm walking at heel. It's the way I was trained in obedience classes. My Human makes sure I practice what I learned.

Rudy, you look like you're going to be a great working dog!

Hawk aka BrownDog

Doris Sturm said...

That sounds like it was very windy and Rudy's left ear was blown back LOL - he's such a good boy!

(I'll mail your prize tomorrow from the post office - I didn't get a chance to mail it before, so sorry!)

Junior and Orion said...

You are very lucky you get to go for walks!!! We keep trying to talk Meowm into getting us a stroller, but we aren't having any luck there.....yet!

Winnie said...

Well done Rudy xxx

Mr. Pip said...

Looking good, Rudy!

Your pal, Pip

Tank said...

I've heard of this before, but didn't believe it. Rudy, HOW can you resist sniffing?!! In my case, I not only sniff, but eat (or at least try to eat) anything and everything I find. It drives my asst. cRaZy. Do you think dogs can be passive-aggressive?

houndstooth said...

You look like you were born wearing that harness! Great work, Rudy!


Carrie and Waffle said...

good job rudy! glad to hear that you get to stay home for a little while longer!

Jazzi said...

Good job Rudy!! Looks like you are doing fanstatic and you are looking good too!!


24 Paws of Love said...

Great walk Rudy. And good job to you too raiser. Can you teach that to my wild dogs?? BOL

Priscilla said...

Good job, Rudy! Your raiser must be really proud of you, you're fantastic!!! Keep the good work!

Mango said...

I am thinking being good on a short walk is even harder than regular. I know how cracker you labradogs can be when you first get outside on the leash. That wind was fierce. Your mom must have had all her clothes on at once so as not to freeze.


Hilary said...

Rudy, you are such a handsome man! Love your harness!